Donald Maclean was a star diplomat, an establishment insider and a keeper of some of the West's greatest secrets.
He was also a Russian spy... Codenamed `Orphan' by his Russian recruiter, Maclean was Britain's most gifted traitor.
But as he leaked huge amounts of top-secret intelligence, an international code-breaking operation was rapidly closing in on him.
Moments before he was unmasked, Maclean escaped to Moscow. Drawing on a wealth of previously classified material, A Spy Named Orphan now tells this story for the first time in full, revealing the character and devastating impact of perhaps the most dangerous Soviet agent of the twentieth century. `Superb' William Boyd`Fascinating... An exceptional story of espionage and betrayal, thrillingly told' Philippe Sands`A cracking story...
Impressively researched' Sunday Times`Philipps makes the story and the slow uncovering of [Maclean's] treachery a gripping narrative' Alan Bennett
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 464 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 21/02/2019
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9781784703578
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