BOOK REVIEW: Spies (The Epic Intelligence War Between East and West)
By Calder Walton. Simon & Shuster, New York, hard cover. 688 pp with notes, bibliography and index. US$34.99
The best espionage novels are peopled by protagonists like George Smiley and Holly Martens and Alden Pyle, living in shadowy worlds where there are no absolutes, where betrayal is a matter of course, where decisions may deliver consequences no one expected or wanted, where the consciences of the operatives are on raw display. Their authors, Graham Green…
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