Book pak BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers 1997
CS ISBN 0745167985 $104.95 Fourteen cassettes
A retired and exiled British spy is lured back into his old profession by the promise of a better life for his new Russian family. But he soon finds himself walking on quicksand in this dark, richly textured, rather cynical tale of post-Cold War espionage. James Faulkner performs with the restrained virtuosity of a deeply seasoned professional who is long past showing off and has placed himself completely at the service of his material. Under his perfect control, the story seems to tell itself, moving relentlessly to a painfully ironic ending. Hollywood wouldn't allow such an ending, but the listener is forced to admit that the real world does. J.N. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB 98]
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