Six months after the blood-soaked conclusion of Moscow Rules, Allon is in Umbria, trying to resume his honeymoon with his new wife, Chiara, when a colleague pays him a shocking visit. The man who saved Allon's life in Moscow and was then resettled in England has vanished without a trace. British intelligence is sure he was a double agent all along, and they blame Allon for planting him.
An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world's most ruthless and secretive dictatorships - and the story of one woman's terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom. As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal communist regime. Her home on the border with China gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the Hermit Kingdom....
In 1949 Frank Weeks, fair-haired boy of the newly formed CIA, was exposed as a communist spy and fled the country to vanish behind the Iron Curtain. Now, 12 years later, he has written his memoirs, a KGB-approved project almost certain to be an international best seller, and has asked his brother Simon, a publisher, to come to Moscow to edit the manuscript. It's a reunion Simon both dreads and longs for.
A high-profile North Korean diplomat who defected to South Korea has told the BBC in an exclusive interview that he has no regrets. Thae Yong-ho was Pyongyang's deputy ambassador to London before he defected in the summer. He and his family are now under the South Korean government's protection.
"U.S. Soldiers Defy North Korean Propaganda by Teaching Defectors English" is from the April 27, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Choe Sang Hun and narrated by Kristi Burns.
Colonel Yuri Andrenev, a respected test pilot, is trusted to evaluate the latest Soviet fighter, the Sukhoi Su27 "Flanker", from a secret test facility near Moscow. Surely he is above suspicion. With thoughts of defection in his mind, and flying close to the inner German border, could he be tempted to make a daring escape across the most heavily defended airspace in the world?
"Great cold war military flight thriller"
We start today with a look at the Japanese prime minister's historic visit to Pearl Harbor. Then, a BBC journalist recalls his friendship with a North Korean diplomat who later defected. Plus, the story behind Paul Simon's 1986 album, Graceland.
"He's the First American ISIS Defector. Will He Become a US Asset?" is from the April 12, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.
South Korea said Sunday that it would quadruple the cash reward it provides for North Korean defectors arriving with important information to 1 billion won ($860,000) in an effort to encourage more elite members from the North to flee.
"South Korea Increases Rewards for Northern Defectors" is from the March 05, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Choe Sang Hun and narrated by Caroline Miller.
A senior North Korean official who defected to the South told reporters on Tuesday that the North viewed 2017 as the best time to advance its nuclear program because it could take advantage of leadership changes in the United States and South Korea.
"North Korea’s Nuclear Hopes Have Surged, Defector Says" is from the December 27, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Choe Sang Hun and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"North Korea's Defector Speaks" is from the December 28, 2016 Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Alexander Quincy.
A high-profile North Korean defector tells the BBC he believes Kim Jong-Un's regime will be defeated one day by a people's uprising.
"'No One Is Safe': Zimbabwe Threatens to Seize Farms of Party Defectors" is from the August 27, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Norimitsu Onishi and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"North Korea Calls Defector 'Human Scum'" is from the August 20, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Choe Sang Hun and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.
"Clinton Hopes to Capitalize on Republican Defectors" is from the August 10, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Amy Chozick and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"Hundreds of North Korean Defectors Live in This London Suburb" is from the August 17, 2016 News section of The USA Today. It was written by Jane Onyanga-Omara and narrated by Mark Ashby.
"North Korean Defector Surfaces in Pyongyang, Saying He Tried to Abduct Orphans" is from the July 15, 2016, World section of The New York Times. It was written by Choe Sang Hun and narrated by Corey M. Snow.
"The Cuban Defector Whom Baseball Forgot" is from March 19, 2016, Sports section of The New York Times. It was written by Randal C. Archibold and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.