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The Russia House

by John le Carré


"The Soviet knight is dying inside his armour."

"Glasnost" is on everyone's lips, but the rules of the game haven’t changed for either side. When a beautiful Russian woman foists off a manuscript on an unwitting bystander at the Moscow Book Fair, it's a miracle that she flies under the Soviets' radar. Or does she? The woman's source (codename: Bluebird) will trust only Barley Blair, a whiskey-soaked gentleman publisher with a poet's heart. Coerced by British and American Intelligence, Blair journeys to Moscow to determine whether Bluebird's manuscript contains the truth - or the darkest of fictions.

At once poignant and suspenseful, John le Carré's The Russia House is a captivating saga of lives caught in the crosshairs of history.

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Categories: Mystery, Thriller & SuspenseCrime & ThrillersEspionage

Reading time: 1011 hours

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Malcolm Gladwell
Journalist and Author

You should read through Little Drummer’s Girl or even The Russia House.