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Ben Macintyre 
The Spy and the Traitor 
The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

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*The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller*
*Shortlisted for the 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize*
*Shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 2018*

‘THE BEST TRUE SPY STORY I HAVE EVER READ ‘ JOHN LE CARR É

A thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain’s greatest historians

On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket.

The man was a spy for MI6. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine. No spy had done more to damage the KGB. The Safeway bag was a signal: to activate his escape plan to be smuggled out of Soviet Russia.

So began one of the boldest and most extraordinary episodes in the history of espionage. In The Spy and the Traitor Ben Macintyre reveals a tale of betrayal, duplicity and raw courage that changed the course of the Cold War forever.

‘Macintyre does true-life espionage better than anyone else. The Spy and the Traitor may well be his best book yet’ Evening Standard

‘A dazzling non-fiction thriller and an intimate portrait of high-stakes espionage’ Guardian

‘A real-life thriller, as tense as John le Carré’s novels, or even Ian Fleming’s’ Economist

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About the author

Ben Macintyre is the multimillion-copy bestselling author of books including Agent Zigzag, Operation Mincemeat and A Spy Among Friends. He is a columnist and Associate Editor at The Times, and has worked as the newspaper’s correspondent in New York, Paris and Washington. He regularly presents BBC series based on his acclaimed books.
Language English ● Format EPUB ● ISBN 9780241186671 ● File size 17.4 MB ● Publisher Penguin Books Ltd ● Published 2018 ● Downloadable 24 months ● Currency EUR ● ID 6452522 ● Copy protection Adobe DRM
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