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The Resource Defectors, Joseph Kanon

Defectors, Joseph Kanon

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Defectors
Title
Defectors
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Joseph Kanon
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eng
Summary
In 1949, Frank Weeks, fair-haired boy of the newly formed CIA, was exposed as a Communist spy and fled the country to vanish behind the Iron Curtain. Now, twelve years later, he has written his memoirs, a KGB-approved project almost certain to be an international bestseller, and has asked his brother Simon, a publisher, to come to Moscow to edit the manuscript. It's a reunion Simon both dreads and longs for. The book is sure to be filled with mischief and misinformation; Frank's motives suspect, the CIA hostile. But the chance to see Frank, his adored older brother, proves irresistible. And at first Frank is still Frank -- the same charm, the same jokes, the same bond of affection that transcends ideology. Then Simon begins to glimpse another Frank, still capable of treachery, still actively working for "the service". He finds himself dragged into the middle of Frank's new scheme, caught between the KGB and the CIA in a fatal cat and mouse game that only one of the brothers is likely to survive. Defectors is the gripping story of one family torn apart by the divided loyalties of the Cold War, but it's also a revealing look at the wider community of defectors, American and British, living a twilit Moscow existence, granted privileges but never trusted, spies who have escaped one prison only to find themselves trapped in another that is even more sinister. Filled with authentic period detail and moral ambiguity, Defectors takes us to the heart of a world of secrets, where no one can be trusted and murder is just collateral damage
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Kanon, Joseph
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  • United States
  • Soviet Union
  • Defectors
  • Brothers
  • Secrecy
Target audience
adult
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Defectors, Joseph Kanon
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volume
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
p225976881
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
290 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781471162626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n
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Label
Defectors, Joseph Kanon
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225976881
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
290 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781471162626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
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