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A Single Spy Audiobook

A Single Spy

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"A single spy - in the right place and at the right moment - may change the course of history."

Aleksi Ivanovich Smirnov, an orphan and a thief, has been living by his wits and surviving below the ever-watchful eye of the Soviet system until his luck finally runs out. In 1936, at the age of 16, Aleksi is caught by the NKVD and transported to Moscow. There, in the notorious headquarters of the secret police, he is given a choice: be trained and inserted as a spy into Nazi Germany under the identity of his best friend, the long-lost nephew of a high-ranking Nazi official, or disappear forever in the basement of the Lubyanka. For Aleksi it's no choice at all.

Over the course of the next seven years, Aleksi has to live his role, that of the devoted nephew of a high Nazi official, and ultimately works for the legendary German spymaster Wilhelm Canaris as an intelligence agent in the Abwehr. All the while acting as a double agent - reporting back to the NKVD and avoiding detection by the Gestapo. Trapped between the implacable forces of two of the most notorious dictatorships in history and truly loyal to no one but himself, Aleksi's goal remains the same - survival.

In 1943 Aleksi is chosen by the Gestapo to spearhead one of the most desperate operations of the war - to infiltrate the site of the upcoming Tehran conference between Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin and set them up to be assassinated. For Aleksi it's the moment of truth; for the rest of the world, the future is at stake.

©2017 William Christie (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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    book lover 04-29-17
    book lover 04-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Best spy novel since the early LeCarre books!"

    I rarely bother to write reviews, but this book deserves kudos since it is the most intelligent spy novel I've read since the early LeCarre books. Terrific plot and wonderful lead character. I hope to see a great deal more of author William Christie and the fascinating spy, Aleksi Ivanovich Smirnov. Narration was also excellent.

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    Michael Campbell 05-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "great story! more action?"

    great story but could use a little more action and insight into actual history. worth the read.

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    Eileen 05-08-17
    Eileen 05-08-17 Member Since 2014
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Apart from some gratuitous sex scenes, great book. If you like spy books, this is for you!


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