The Terminal Spy

The Terminal Spy

[a True Story of Espionage, Betrayal, and Murder]

Audiobook CD - 2008
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On November 1, 2006, Alexander Litvinenko sipped tea in London's Millennium Hotel. Hours later the Russian émigré and former intelligence officer, who was sharply critical of Russian president Vladimir Putin, fell ill. Fatally poisoned by a rare radioactive isotope, Litvinenko issued a dramatic deathbed statement accusing Putin himself of engineering his murder. Tracing the polonium trail leading from Russia's closed nuclear cities through Moscow and Hamburg to the Millennium Hotel in central London, Alan S. Cowell provides a step-by-step explanation of how and where polonium was found, how the assassins tried on several occasions to kill Litvinenko, and how they bungled a conspiracy that may have had more targets that Litvinenko himself. With a colorful cast that includes the tycoons, spies, and killers who surrounded Litvinenko in the Russia of the 1990s, as well as the émigrés who flocked to London, this audiobook lays out the events that allowed an accused killer to escape prosecution in a delicate diplomatic minuet that helped save face for the authorities in London and Moscow.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, p2008.
ISBN: 9780739370544
0739370545
Branch Call Number: 327.12470092 L782c2
Characteristics: 5 sound discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

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