Jute, Andre Reverse Negative: A Novel of Suspense
New York W W Norton & Co Inc 1979 0393012166 / 9780393012163 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket
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"Kim Philby, the spy who betrayed a generation when he defected to Russia in 1963, plots his own death in a fiery helicopter crash. This event throws British Intelligence, the CIA, the KGB, and Israeli Intelligence into a desperate search for Philby's 'insurance,' a set of documents placed with Swiss lawyers which are to be published on his death, and which will embarrass and perhaps topple high-ranking figures on both sides of the Iron Curtain. Steven Haldane, a retired Cambridge history professor, is caught up in the maelstrom when he is identified, falsely, as the long-sought 'fourth man,' a shadowy figure who recruited Philby and his fellow spies Maclean and Burgess at Cambridge in the 1930s. Haldane escapes from a bloody shoot-out between rival intelligence services along with Sheri Unterberg, lone survivor of the Israeli commando team. Together they set off across Europe, to Israel, and finally to Lubianka Prison in Moscow, headquarters of the KGB, where they hope to find the answers behind this deadly case of mistaken identity."; Remainder; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall