Coverart for item
The Resource Defectors, Joseph Kanon

Defectors, Joseph Kanon

Label
Defectors
Title
Defectors
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Kanon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a richly imagined novel from the bestselling author of }Leaving Berlin{ and }Istanbul Passage{. It tells of the life of an American spy who defected to Moscow when his cover was blown in the early days of the Cold War.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kanon, Joseph
Dewey number
  • 813.6
  • 813.6
  • 813.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.A476
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Soviet Union
Summary expansion
THE EXPLOSIVE NEW THRILLER FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF LEAVING BERLIN. Some secrets should never be told. Moscow, 1961: With the launch of Sputnik, the Soviet Union's international prestige is at an all-time high. And the most notorious of the defectors to the Soviet Union, former CIA agent Frank Weeks, is about to publish his memoirs. What he reveals will send shock waves through the West.Weeks' defection in the early 1950s shook Washington to its core - and forced the resignation of his brother, Simon, from the State Department. Simon, now a publisher in New York, is given the opportunity to read and publish his brother's memoir. He knows the US government will never approve the publication of what is clearly intended as KGB propaganda. Yet the offer is irresistible: it will finally give him the chance to learn why his brother chose to betray his country.But what he discovers in Moscow is far moreshockingthan he ever imagined .***Readers and reviewers loveDefectors and Joseph Kanon*** 'Joseph Kanon continues to demonstrate that he is up there with the very best of the current crop of spy thriller writers...he is the master of the shadows of the era...a frightening, convincing portrait of the state's capacity to control every aspect of the lives of its subjects and even its visitors. Kanon writes beautifully, superbly conveying human sadness and regret'The Times onDefectors 'The critical stock of Joseph Kanon will add further lustre to his reputation... There are pleasing echoes here of the 'entertainments' of Graham Greene'Guardian on Defectors 'Defectors [is] as readable and suspenseful as the fine espionage novels of Eric Ambler, Graham Greene, Charles McCarry, Robert Littell, Alan Furst and John Le Carr - and its roller-coaster plot will keep you guessing until the final page'Washington Post'An excellent tale about secrets, loyalty and betrayal'Sun 'One of the most exciting books I've read in years'Alexander McCall SmithonLeaving Berlin 'Spectacular in every way'Lee ChildonStardust 'Tense and atmospheric, with sinister intrigue'Wall Street JournalonIstanbul Passage
Label
Defectors, Joseph Kanon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781471162640
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781471162640
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps (black and white)
Label
Defectors, Joseph Kanon
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781471162640
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781471162640
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps (black and white)

Library Locations

    • Kensington Central LibaryBorrow it
      Phillimore Walk, London, W8 7RX, GB
      51.5014572 -0.1944621
    • Chelsea LibraryBorrow it
      Chelsea Old Town Hall King's Road, London, SW3 5EZ, GB
      51.4875785 -0.1684068
Processing Feedback ...