John le CarrE has earned worldwide acclaim with extraordinary spy novels, including The Russia House, an unequivocal classic. Navigating readers through the shadow worlds of international espionage with critical knowledge culled from his years in British Intelligence, le CarrE tracks the dark and devastating trail of a document that could profoundly alter the course of world events. In Moscow, a sheaf of military secrets changes hands. If it arrives at its destination, and if its import is understood, the consequences could be cataclysmic. Along the way it has an explosive impact on the lives of three people: a Soviet physicist burdened with secrets; a beautiful young Russian woman to whom the papers are entrusted; and Barley Blair, a bewildered English publisher pressed into service by British Intelligence to ferret out the document's source. A magnificent story of love, betrayal, and courage, The Russia House catches history in the act. For as the Iron Curtain begins to rust and crumble, Blair is left to sound a battle cry that may fall on deaf ears.
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by John Le Carre
by John Sandford
"Spying, we hear from the master of the genre, is about waiting. The game plays out well when Barley, a British book publisher, finds himself embroiled in espionage in the Soviet Union. A dissident's hopes of Barley publishing his book--with embedded state secrets-- are caught amid the tangled web woven by the publisher, British intelligence, and watchful Soviet eyes. Michael Jayston must provide more than a proper British voice in his narration. With a couple of Soviets, a few Americans, and a cadre of British agents, he has multiple challenges. He meets all of them deftly, adapting well as Barley learns the spy game. Jayston's delivery enhances le CarrŽ's suspenseful writing. M.B. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"
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