A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

Crown. 2014. photos. index. 368p. ISBN 9780804136631. $27; pap. ISBN 9780804136655. $16; ebk. 9780804136648.
OrangeReviewStarLikely the most infamous spy of all time, Kim Philby was a high-ranking British Intelligence agent later revealed to have been spying for the Soviets. Relying on newly declassified files, Macintyre's account of the tortured relationship between Philby and his longtime best friend, Nicholas Elliot, has the psychological depth and suspense of great fiction and is indispensable context for any fan of espionage fiction. (LJ Prepub Alert 2/1/14)

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