An Agent in Place
With An Agent in Place, Robert Littell proves once again that he is a master storyteller in the ranks of John le Carre, Len Deighton, and Graham Greene. Deep in the vastness of the Pentagon and the bowels of the massive KGB center in Moscow are old Cold Warriors who refuse to fade away. Yet how can they wage their battles when there are no enemies anymore? Their answer is Ben Bassett. Sent to Moscow as a lowly embassy "housekeeper," Bassett meets a fiercely independent, passionate Russian poet, Aida Zavaskaya, and falls under her spell. Together they become pawns in a dreadful game that leads to the clandestine heart of the Soviet system itself."
- Paperback | 302 pages
- 137.16 x 213.36 x 20.32mm | 272.15g
- 01 Jun 2005
- Penguin Books
- New York, NY, United States
"Robert Littell is the American le Carre." The New York Times"All a thriller should be intricately plotted, suspenseful, and convincing." The Washington Post"
About Robert Littell
Robert Littell was born, raised, and educated in New York. A former "Newsweek" editor specializing in Soviet affairs, he left journalism in 1970 to write fiction full time. Connoisseurs of the spy novel have elevated Robert Littell to the genre's highest ranks, and Tom Clancy wrote that if Robert Littell didn t invent the spy novel, he should have. He is the author of fifteen novels, including the "New York Times" bestseller "The Company and Legends," the 2005 "L.A. Times" Book Award for Best Thriller/Mystery. He currently lives in France."