The Russia House
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Date: March 2013
Duration: 13 hours 55 minutes
"The Soviet knight is dying inside his armour."
"Glasnost" is on everyone's lips, but the rules of the game haven't changed for either side. When a beautiful Russian woman foists off a manuscript on an unwitting bystander at the Moscow Book Fair, it's a miracle that she flies under the Soviets' radar. Or does she? The woman's source (codename: Bluebird) will trust only Barley Blair, a whiskey-soaked gentleman publisher with a poet's heart. Coerced by British and American Intelligence, Blair journeys to Moscow to determine whether Bluebird's manuscript contains the truth-or the darkest of fictions.At once poignant and suspenseful, John le Carre's The Russia House is a captivating saga of lives caught in the crosshairs of history.