Two KGB rivals, General Zarubin and Professor Nikolai Andrievich Panin, confront each other on a point overlooking the British Channel. Meanwhile, Henry Jaggard of British Intelligence has two pressing problems. He knows the Soviets are mounting a defensive program against a Polish dissident group in Britain, but he cannot intervene without jeopardizing his best inside agents. And Dr David Audley, of the Intelligence R&D Department, has been playing clever politics again.
Jaggard sees his opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. The Professor has requested a meeting with Audley, his old adversary, and with one of Jaggard's own men to abet him, Audley can be safely relied upon to overstep the mark in his attempts to frustrate the KGB.
©1986 Anthony Price (P)2013 Audible Ltd
Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach.
The Publishers Summary is misleading. Without being a spoiler....
There had been a leak of information in a Minister's Dept. 'R and D' found the leak and advised the PM. The Minister is wanting a scalp from 'R and D' because he had not found the leak and has been made a fool in the eyes of the PM.
Meanwhile a secret service dept has a spy in with the Soviets and can not disclose the information they have as it would put their agent in jeapody. A plot is hatched to get 'R and D's' David Audley.
Both high ranking KGB are coming to the UK and Panin has requested a meeting with Audley. Panin has his own game already in motion. Where does Zarubin fit in to the picture?
So this story involves the jealousy between UK Security Services as well as politician's ego and, Spy vs Spy. It gets even more complex as the story is told through the experiences of Tom (Sir Thomas) who is Audley's appointed minder .
It is very well read by Dan Morgan and a good listen.
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