'When I say Ted Allbeury knows where the bodies are buried I mean it literally' - Len Deighton
One spring day in 1985 Arthur Casey marches into the Soviet embassy in Washington offering her services as an informant. He's the most valuable asset the KGB will ever have.
Yuri Volkov is the KGB officer appointed as Jarvis's 'controller'. He comes to despise the weak and feckless American prepared to send men to their deaths for financial gain.
Larry Getz is the senior CIA officer who must hunt down the traitor in their midst.
So begins a cat-and-mouse game of danger and deception, bluff and double-bluff in which, if Getz is to succeed, he'll have to bend the rules and violate the sanctity of the US Constitution. But does the end justify the means? And Just how dirty is Getz prepared to play?
Ted Allbeury was a lieutenant-colonel in the Intelligence Corps during World War II, and later a successful executive in the fields of marketing, advertising and radio. He began his writing career in the early 1970s and became well known for his espionage novels, but also published one highly-praised general novel, THE CHOICE, and a short story collection, OTHER KINDS OF TREASON. His novels have been published in twenty-three languages, including Russian. He died on 4th December 2005.
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