PIETROV AND OTHER GAMES
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"A fast paced, yet marvelously complex story." - Nelson DeMille
When an aging missile scientist, Rosov Pietrov, goes missing from his Leningrad home, the Russians order master-spy Andrei Peshky to bring him back to the USSR. But the Russian signals traffic is intercepted by the British, and the British signals traffic is intercepted by the Americans – - and the message goes out: “Find Pietrov.”
Harry Thornton, an owl-lover, just two years from retirement, decides on his own that bringing Pietrov back to England would be ideal the way to crown his British Intelligence career with glory. At the same time, Paul Bastia, a young US Army special forces officer, is sent by the Pentagon to find the Russian and bring back to the United States.
Cold War Berlin in the early 1980s is a highly dangerous place to be playing these games. And, as all three men descend on the murky and claustrophobic divided city, mistaken identity and betrayal put them on a deadly collision course.
International bestselling author Jeffrey Robinson has taken an early novel, originally published 30 years ago in the UK and the US, and "tweeked" it slightly, so that the divided city of Berlin shines as the Cold War freezes over.
"It is the style and wit of the dialog that counts here." - Irish Times
"I chuckled all the way through this potpourri of five star bungling." - Manchester Evening News
"Written in the best spy novel tradition, it's a fascinating mix of fact and fiction." - BBC