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'A scrupulous piece of reporting, necessary, timely and very sobering' John Le Carré A Sunday Times Best Book of 2018 4 March 2018, Salisbury, England. A man and his daughter are found slumped on a bench, poisoned by the deadly nerve agent Novichok. He was a Russian national that became a MI6 spy. Russia are publicly accused of carrying out the attack by the British government, sparking a diplomatic crisis between Russia and the West. Then two innocent people find a discarded perfume bottle used in the attack and one of them, Dawn Sturgess, tragically dies. It is now a murder investigation.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
'A scrupulous piece of reporting, necessary, timely and very sobering' John Le Carré A Sunday Times Best Book of 2018 4 March 2018, Salisbury, England. A man and his daughter are found slumped on a bench, poisoned by the deadly nerve agent Novichok. He was a Russian national that became a MI6 spy. Russia are publicly accused of carrying out the attack by the British government, sparking a diplomatic crisis between Russia and the West. Then two innocent people find a discarded perfume bottle used in the attack and one of them, Dawn Sturgess, tragically dies. It is now a murder investigation. How exactly did we get here? In The Skripal Files Mark Urban explains the most shocking espionage incident in a decade. Based on interviews with Sergei before the Salisbury poisonings, Urban describes precisely how an otherwise loyal Russian intelligence officer was turned into an agent by MI6, how Skripal was betrayed so that he found himself in a Siberian prison, and why, years later, was he was targeted for assassination.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Macmillan Publishers International; Pan
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 83440
  • Main Market Ed.
  • Altersempfehlung: ab 18 Jahren
  • Erscheinungstermin: 19. September 2019
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 196mm x 132mm x 25mm
  • Gewicht: 252g
  • ISBN-13: 9781529006926
  • ISBN-10: 1529006929
  • Artikelnr.: 55741471
Autorenporträt
Urban, Mark

Mark Urban is a broadcaster and historian. Priory to working for the BBC he was defence correspondent for the Independent for four years, covering the end of the Cold War and the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan.

He is also the acclaimed author of Task Force Black: The explosive true story of the SAS and the secret war in Iraq; Big Boys' Rules: The SAS and the secret struggle against the IRA and Rifles: Six years with Wellington's legendary sharpshooters. Mark read international relations at the London School of Economics and served for a short time in the British army.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction - Introduction: Introduction
Section - Prologue: An Unlawful Use of Force
Section - Part One: Agent
Chapter - 1: The Pitch
Chapter - 2: Sergei's Journey
Chapter - 3: Into the Darkness
Chapter - 4: Master Race No Longer
Chapter - 5: Breakthrough in Madrid
Chapter - 6: Inside the Glass House
Chapter - 7: The View From Vauxhall
Chapter - 8: Back Into the Light
Section - Part Two: Prisoner
Chapter - 9: Inside Lefortovo
Chapter - 10: Litvinenko
Chapter - 11: IK 5
Chapter - 12: Hitmen
Chapter - 13: The Fateful Letter
Chapter - 14: Operation Ghost Stories
Chapter - 15: Deliverance
Chapter - 16: Christie Miller Road
Section - Part Three: Target
Chapter - 17: Sunday 4 March
Chapter - 18: The Fight For Survival
Chapter - 19: 'Highly Likely' Russia
Chapter - 20: The Investigation Falters
Chapter - 21: The Information War
Chapter - 22: The Long Road to Recovery
Rezensionen
Fascinating account of the poisoning case . . . Other books will follow on the Skripals, but they will struggle to match the texture of Urban's research, its knowledgeable hinterland The Times