The Resource A single spy, William Christie

A single spy, William Christie

Label
A single spy
Title
A single spy
Statement of responsibility
William Christie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""A single spy--in the right place and at the right moment--may change the course of history." Alexsi Ivanovich Smirnov, an orphan and a thief, has been living by his wits and surviving below the ever-watchful eye of the Soviet system until his luck finally runs out. In 1936, at the age of 16, Alexsi is caught by the NKVD and transported to Moscow. There, in the notorious headquarters of the secret police, he is given a choice: be trained and inserted as a spy into Nazi Germany under the identity of his best friend, the long lost nephew of a high ranking Nazi official, or disappear forever in the basement of the Lubyanka. For Alexsi, it's no choice at all. Over the course of the next seven years, Alexsi has to live his role, that of the devoted nephew of a high Nazi official, and ultimately works for the legendary German spymaster Wilhelm Canaris as an intelligence agent in the Abwehr. All the while, acting as a double agent--reporting back to the NKVD and avoiding detection by the Gestapo. Trapped between the implacable forces of two of the most notorious dictatorships in history, and truly loyal to no one but himself, Alexsi's goal remains the same--survival. In 1943, Alexsi is chosen by the Gestapo to spearhead one of the most desperate operations of the war--to infiltrate the site of the upcoming Tehran conference between Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin, and set them up to be assassinated. For Alexsi, it's the moment of truth; for the rest of the world, the future is at stake"--
Summary
This World War II-era tale of double-crossing follows an Azerbaijani thief who became a spy on pain of death. Trained by Soviet intelligence, he's sent undercover into Nazi Germany, where he joins the intelligence service and is tasked with pulling off a stunning assassination. Inspired by the theoretical assassination of Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill, lots of historical detail and a complex protagonist who just wants to save his own skin characterize A Single Spy. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10557161
Cataloging source
DLC
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1960-
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Christie, William
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.H735
LC item number
S56 2017
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Undercover operations
  • Intelligence officers
  • FICTION / Thrillers / Espionage
Target audience
adult
Label
A single spy, William Christie
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
947811560
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9781250080813
Lccn
2016055981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
A single spy, William Christie
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
947811560
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9781250080813
Lccn
2016055981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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