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From Russia with Blood

The Kremlin's Ruthless Assassination Program and Vladimir Putin's Secret War on the West
Lu par : Marisa Calin
Durée : 10 h et 37 min
Catégories : Anglais - History, World

Prix : 26,62 €

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The untold story of how Russia refined the art and science of targeted assassination abroad - while Western spies watched in horror as their governments failed to guard against the threat 

They thought they had found a safe haven in the green hills of England. They were wrong. One by one, the Russian oligarchs, dissidents, and gangsters who fled to Britain after Vladimir Putin came to power dropped dead in strange or suspicious circumstances. One by one, their British lawyers and fixers met similarly grisly ends. Yet, one by one, the British authorities shut down every investigation-and carried on courting the Kremlin. 

The spies in the riverside headquarters of MI6 looked on with horror as the scope of the Kremlin's global killing campaign became all too clear. And, across the Atlantic, American intelligence officials watched with mounting alarm as the bodies piled up, concerned that the tide of death could spread to the United States. Those fears intensified when a one-time Kremlin henchman was found bludgeoned to death in a Washington, DC penthouse. But it wasn't until Putin's assassins unleashed a deadly chemical weapon on the streets of Britain, endangering hundreds of members of the public in a failed attempt to slay the double agent Sergei Skripal, that Western governments were finally forced to admit that the killing had spun out of control. 

Unflinchingly documenting the growing web of death on British and American soil, Heidi Blake bravely exposes the Kremlin's assassination campaign as part of Putin's ruthless pursuit of global dominance-and reveals why Western governments have failed to stop the bloodshed. The unforgettable story that emerges whisks us from London's high-end night clubs to Miami's million-dollar hideouts, ultimately rendering a bone-chilling portrait of money, betrayal, and murder, written with the pace and propulsive power of a thriller. 

Based on a vast trove of unpublished documents, bags of discarded police evidence, and interviews with hundreds of insiders, this heart-stopping international investigation uncovers one of the most important - and terrifying - geopolitical stories of our time.

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©2019 Heidi Blake (P)2019 Mulholland Books

Critiques

"I could not put it down. It is a compelling read from start to finish and a brilliant piece of investigative journalism. This is state sponsored murder on an industrial scale, and it took brave journalists to piece together the jigsaw and tell the world. The detail in the book is extraordinary, the individual events thrilling. This book is a must read." (Chris Phillips, former head of the British government's National Counter Terrorism Security Office)

"The story of the corruption spreading from the Kremlin to the streets of Britain. Heidi's account reads like a novel, many of the stories are so extraordinary, the tragedy is that this is fact not fiction. This book is essential reading for anyone trying to understand the real threats facing our country today." (Tom Tugendhtat MP, chair of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee)

"From Russia with Blood brings to life the audacity with which Putin has carried out his new form of warfare in the very capitals of the west. The research and conclusions are solid - and the story is scary." (General Philip Breedlove, former NATO commander)

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  • 06/12/2019

Sobering account of the Russia/Putin threat

This book should be required reading/listening by ALL of us living in democratic societies. These events span the years leading to recent news worthy events but adds context, while illuminating complicity on the part of western governments who until recently, preferred to keep us in the dark. It paints a horrifying picture of greed, corruption, tyranny, murder and manipulation.
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  • 22/11/2019

Enthralling

This book was fascinating and really well written. I devoured it. The audiobook was also well done.

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  • 09/12/2019

In-depth investigative journalism

Riveting and in-depth story, highlighting the corrupt machinations of the Putin regime. The narrator was great, although her Russian accents miss the mark.

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  • Andrew T. Korf
  • 09/12/2019

Chilling, amazing reporting on Putin

Just a few chapters in and it’s already one of the best and most chilling books I’ve listened to this year. An absolute must read/listen for anyone that cares about the world we now live in and one of the murderous thugs that rules it, Vladimir Putin.