Young Philby

Young Philby

[a Novel]

Book - 2012
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A work of suspense based on true-life historical characters imagines the early years and long-time Russian allegiance of double agent Kim Philby, whose 1963 defection from Britain's intelligence service to Moscow exposes the Cambridge Five double agents and raises innumerable questions about his ideals.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781250005168
Characteristics: ix, 268 p. ;,22 cm.


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ChristchurchLib Dec 11, 2012

"As many of you will know, notorious real-life British intelligence agent Kim Philby worked secretly for the Soviet Union, passing them sensitive information for years before finally defecting in 1963. In this thoroughly believable novel, author Robert Littell puts forward a plausible scenario - that Philby was actually a triple agent - based on actual (if not definitive) evidence. Starting with Philby's early years in the game and building from first-person accounts of those surrounding him, Littell offers a fascinating if slow-paced tour of the thrills of espionage that fans of Cold War fiction will not want to miss." Thrillers and Suspense December 2012 Newsletter

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