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With An Agent in Place, Robert Littell proves once again that he is a master storyteller in the ranks of John le Carré, Len Deighton, and Graham Greene. Deep in the vastness of the Pentagon and the bowels of the massive KGB center in Moscow are old Cold Warriors who refuse to fade away. Yet how can they wage their battles when there are no enemies anymore? Their answer is Ben Bassett. Sent to Moscow as a lowly embassy "housekeeper," Bassett meets a fiercely independent, passionate Russian poet, Aïda Zavaskaya, and falls under her spell. Together they become pawns in a dreadful game that leads to the clandestine heart of the Soviet system itself.

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A"ll a thriller should be — intricately plotted, suspenseful, and convincing." Washington Post

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"Littell is at the top of his form....An Agent in Place is at once a cautionary tale, a political thriller, and a love match." New York Times

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With An Agent in Place, Robert Littell proves once again that he is a master storyteller in the ranks of John le Carré, Len Deighton, and Graham Greene. Deep in the vastness of the Pentagon and the bowels of the massive KGB center in Moscow are old Cold Warriors who refuse to fade away. Yet how can they wage their battles when there are no enemies anymore? Their answer is Ben Bassett. Sent to Moscow as a lowly embassy "housekeeper," Bassett meets a fiercely independent, passionate Russian poet, Aïda Zavaskaya, and falls under her spell. Together they become pawns in a dreadful game that leads to the clandestine heart of the Soviet system itself.

About the Author

Connoisseurs of the literary spy thriller have elevated Robert Littell to the genre's highest ranks — along with John le Carré, Len Deighton, and Graham Greene. Littell's novels include The Defection of A. J. Lewinter, The October Circle, Mother Russia, The Amateur (which was made into a feature film), and The Once and Future Spy. Littell is also a former Newsweek journalist.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143035640
Author:
Littell, Robert
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
5.62 x 8.22in
Age Level:
from 18

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With An Agent in Place, Robert Littell proves once again that he is a master storyteller in the ranks of John le Carré, Len Deighton, and Graham Greene. Deep in the vastness of the Pentagon and the bowels of the massive KGB center in Moscow are old Cold Warriors who refuse to fade away. Yet how can they wage their battles when there are no enemies anymore? Their answer is Ben Bassett. Sent to Moscow as a lowly embassy "housekeeper," Bassett meets a fiercely independent, passionate Russian poet, Aïda Zavaskaya, and falls under her spell. Together they become pawns in a dreadful game that leads to the clandestine heart of the Soviet system itself.

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