November 1945. John Russell is walking home through the grey streets of postwar London when his old accomplice, Soviet agent Yevgeny Shchepkin, falls into step alongside him. Shchepkin informs Russell that his masters in Moscow have decided it’s time to pay them back for having secured his safe passage from Moscow in the last days of the war.
Russell must return to Berlin to spy on his erstwhile colleagues in the German Communist Party, reporting on any aberration from the Stalinist party line. Worse, he is ordered to offer his services to the Americans – in short, to become a double agent on Stalin’s payroll.
But Russell knows all too well how short the life expectancy of a double agent is. Together with Shchepkin, who after years of devotion has finally lost his faith in the Soviet project, he hatches a plan to gain his freedom.
Closing date: 06/09/2018
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Publisher: Old Street Publishing
|Publication date:||8th January 2013|
|Publisher:||Old Street Publishing|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,|
David Downing is the author of a political thriller, two alternative histories and a number of books on military and political history and other subjects as diverse as Neil Young and Russian Football. Author photo © George LewtonMore About David Downing