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The Resource A Single Spy

A Single Spy

Label
A Single Spy
Title
A Single Spy
Statement of responsibility
William Christie
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Language
eng
Summary
"[A] panoramic, smart, hugely enjoyable thriller"—The New York Times Book Review"A single spy—in the right place and at the right moment—may change the course of history." Alexsi 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, Alexsi 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 Alexsi, it's no choice at all. Over the course of the next seven years, Alexsi 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, Alexsi's goal remains the same—survival. In 1943, Alexsi 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 Alexsi, it's the moment of truth; for the rest of the world, the future is at stake
Summary
This World War II-era tale of double-crossing follows an Azerbaijani thief who became a spy on pain of death. Trained by Soviet intelligence, he's sent undercover into Nazi Germany, where he joins the intelligence service and is tasked with pulling off a stunning assassination. Inspired by the theoretical assassination of Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill, lots of historical detail and a complex protagonist who just wants to save his own skin characterize A Single Spy. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
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10557161
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
A Single Spy
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:bc99cc77-f117-4a51-bbed-f41664fd3c61
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781466892651
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Single Spy
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:bc99cc77-f117-4a51-bbed-f41664fd3c61
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781466892651
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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