By Robert Littell
A Kirkus Best Fiction publication of 2012
A Kansas urban big name Top e-book the Year
When Kim Philby fled to Moscow in 1963, he grew to become the main infamous double agent within the background of espionage. Recruited into His Majesty's mystery Intelligence carrier firstly of worldwide warfare II, he rose quickly within the ranks to turn into the executive liaison officer with the CIA in Washington after the struggle. The publicity of different contributors of the gang of British double brokers referred to as the Cambridge 5 ended in the revelation that Philby had started spying for the Soviet Union years earlier than he joined the British intelligence provider. He ultimately fled to Moscow one bounce sooner than British brokers who had come to arrest him, and spent the final twenty-five years of his existence in Russia.
In Young Philby, Robert Littell recounts the little-known tale of the spy's early years. throughout the phrases of Philby's associates and fans, in addition to his Soviet and English handlers, we keep on with the evolution of a mysteriously beguiling guy who stored his masters on either side of the Iron Curtain guessing approximately his final loyalties. As every one layer of ambiguity is uncovered, questions floor: What made this notorious double (or should still that be triple?) agent tick? And, after all, who used to be the true Kim Philby?
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