Red Traitor by Owen Matthews audiobook

Red Traitor: A Novel

By Owen Matthews

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    Available on 07/20/2021

    ISBN: 9781984891471

An electrifying new thriller set during the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, seen from a bone-chilling vantage point: somewhere off the Florida coastline, trapped aboard the claustrophobic confines of an isolated Soviet submarine with open orders to fire its nuclear payload. For fans of Philip Kerr and Alan Furst. The year is 1962, and KGB Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vasin is chasing a white elephant: the long-rumored existence of an American spy embedded at the highest echelon of Soviet power. In a wild-goose chase that has Vasin engaged in high-stakes espionage against a rival State agency, he first hears whispers of an ominous top-secret undertaking: Operation Anadyr. As tensions flare between Nikita Khrushchev and President Kennedy over Russian missiles hidden in Cuba, four Soviet submarines are ordered to make a covert run at the American blockade in the Caribbean--each sub carrying tactical ballistic missiles armed with thermonuclear warheads. Critically acclaimed novelist Owen Matthews has crafted an incredibly taut thriller around one of the most treacherous moments in modern history, where the fate of the world rested on the itchy trigger finger of one lone Soviet naval officer, 100-meters under the sea, out of all contact with his commanders.

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An electrifying new thriller set during the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, seen from a bone-chilling vantage point: somewhere off the Florida coastline, trapped aboard the claustrophobic confines of an isolated Soviet submarine with open orders to fire its nuclear payload. For fans of Philip Kerr and Alan Furst. The year is 1962, and KGB Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vasin is chasing a white elephant: the long-rumored existence of an American spy embedded at the highest echelon of Soviet power. In a wild-goose chase that has Vasin engaged in high-stakes espionage against a rival State agency, he first hears whispers of an ominous top-secret undertaking: Operation Anadyr. As tensions flare between Nikita Khrushchev and President Kennedy over Russian missiles hidden in Cuba, four Soviet submarines are ordered to make a covert run at the American blockade in the Caribbean--each sub carrying tactical ballistic missiles armed with thermonuclear warheads. Critically acclaimed novelist Owen Matthews has crafted an incredibly taut thriller around one of the most treacherous moments in modern history, where the fate of the world rested on the itchy trigger finger of one lone Soviet naval officer, 100-meters under the sea, out of all contact with his commanders.

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Author Bio: Owen Matthews

Author Bio: Owen Matthews

Owen Matthews is a journalist and the author of the novel Black Sun and several nonfiction books, including Stalin’s Children, Glorious Misadventures, and An Impeccable Spy. He studied modern history at Oxford University before beginning his career as a journalist in Bosnia. He reported on conflicts in Bosnia, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Iraq, and Ukraine and was Newsweek magazine’s bureau chief in Moscow from 2006 to 2016. His first book on Russian history, Stalin’s Children, was translated into twenty-eight languages and shortlisted for the London Guardian First Books Award and France’s Prix Médicis.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English