About The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
In this riveting new book, Ben Macintyre tells the story of Oleg Gordievsky, the most important spy of the Cold War era—and one of the most extraordinary double agents in history.
Rewarded with Britain’s highest honor for valor, Gordievsky was a towering figure in Soviet intelligence who spied on Russia for MI6 from inside the KGB. During his years as a secret agent, he had a unique view into the top-secret world of Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin.
In The Spy and the Traitor, Ben Macintyre uses Gordievsky’s unprecedented access to describe in astonishing detail the