Ben Macintyre returns to introduce his new book on Oleg Gordievsky, senior KGB officer, and at the time of his extraordinary escape from Moscow in the boot of a car in 1985, a British spy for more than a decade. Told by a master storyteller, this is surely the greatest of all cold-war spy tales. His account of the escape itself is as full of drama as any fiction, as is that of the American betrayal that necessitated it and Ben has uncovered new and fascinating details at every turn. At the heart of this extraordinary story is a brilliant portrait of a flawed and difficult, yet principled and extremely brave man whose actions changed the course of the Cold War forever…
We welcome back best-selling author Charles Cumming to chat to Ben about the twists and turns of the secret world. His own novel, The Man Between, has been the runaway espionage thriller of the summer.
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