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The Resource Defectors : a novel, a novel by Joseph Kanon, (electronic resource eBook)

Defectors : a novel, a novel by Joseph Kanon, (electronic resource eBook)

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Defectors : a novel
Title
Defectors
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Joseph Kanon
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the bestselling author of Leaving Berlin and The Good German comes a fast-paced and richly imagined novel about an American spy, the Cold War's most notorious defector, who gave up his country for the safety--and prison--of Moscow, but never lost his gift for betrayal. 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, twelve years later, he has written his memoirs, a KGB- approved project almost certain to be an international bestseller, 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. The book is sure to be filled with mischief and misinformation; Frank's motives suspect, the CIA hostile. But the chance to see Frank, his adored older brother, proves irresistible. And at first Frank is still Frank--the same charm, the same jokes, the same bond of affection that transcends ideology. Then Simon begins to glimpse another Frank, still capable of treachery, still actively working for "the service." He finds himself dragged into the middle of Frank's new scheme, caught between the KGB and the CIA in a fatal cat and mouse game that only one of the brothers is likely to survive. Defectors is the gripping story of one family torn apart by the divided loyalties of the Cold War, but it's also a revealing look at the wider community of defectors, American and British, living a twilit Moscow existence, granted privileges but never trusted, spies who have escaped one prison only to find themselves trapped in another that is even more sinister. Filled with authentic period detail and moral ambiguity, Defectors takes us to the heart of a world of secrets, where no one can be trusted and murder is just collateral damage"--
  • "From the bestselling author of Leaving Berlin and The Good German comes a fast-paced and richly imagined novel about an American spy, the Cold War's most notorious defector, who gave up his country for the safety--and prison--of Moscow, but never lost his gift for betrayal"--
Summary
Writing his memoirs 12 years after fleeing to the relative safety of life in a Moscow prison after being exposed as a Communist spy, former CIA insider Frank Weeks asks his reluctant brother to edit his manuscript as part of a cat-and-mouse scheme that places both of their lives in danger.
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10560460
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BT
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Kanon, Joseph
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.A476
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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Defectors
Target audience
adult
Label
Defectors : a novel, a novel by Joseph Kanon, (electronic resource eBook)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=3022395
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501121418
Lccn
2017002017
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
bc
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6710b50c-8e76-46af-8363-017c92a5af56
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remote
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
Label
Defectors : a novel, a novel by Joseph Kanon, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=3022395
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501121418
Lccn
2017002017
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
bc
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
6710b50c-8e76-46af-8363-017c92a5af56
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle

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