The Spy and the Traitor

Updated: February 28, 2021

Ben MacIntyre's thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent.

Favorite quotes from the book:

From boyhood, Oleg saw that it was possible to live a double life, to love those around while concealing your true inner self, to appear to be one person to the external world and quite another inside.

'Only a physical barrier, reinforced by armed guards in their watchtowers, could keep the East Germans in their socialist paradise and stop them fleeing to the West.

“It is perfectly possible for two people to listen to the same words and hear entirely different things.”