A momentous manuscript, an agitated scientist, a beautiful Russian woman and Barley Blair - a derelict British publisher who becomes the unlikely recipient of the most vital defence secrets to come out of the Soviet Union in years...
In The Russia House, John le Carre brings the wets face to face with a unique Soviet landscape - the very human domain of glasnost and perestroika. He gives us a magnificent thriller, a love story, an ethical puzzle for our time and a chilling picture of cold warriors who continue to dance long after the music has stopped.
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From premier spy novelist John le Carre, a magnificent thriller, a love story and an ethical puzzle for our time.
We are in the third year of perestroika and glasnost. The place is Moscow. The man is Barley; a derelict, English publisher with a passion for jazz and a penchant for booze, who visits the Moscow Book Fair.
The woman is Katya: a beautiful Russian with a mission to mankind and access to some of the hottest defense intelligence to come out of the Soviet Union in years. It source: a disillusioned and desperate Russian physicist who wants Barley to publish the secrets . . but the British Secret Service and the CIA have other ideas.
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Book Description Penguin Canada, 1990. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0140133429