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"You have to think like a hero merely to behave like a decent human being."1988. The Cold War is coming to an end.MI6 has come into possession of several Russian manuscripts detailing the highest level Soviet military research. The scientist and author of the manuscripts however, will only deal through a very unlikely intermediary. Barney Blair is a sometimes publisher, full time dreamer and drunk. Who is drawn into the world of espionage in order to help Katya Orlov, the beautiful former girlfriend of the author.As the battle lines are drawn for a showdown between the CIA, MI6 and their KGB rivals. Barney must make a choice: his love for Katya or the demands of his country.A spy novel by John le Carré. Made into a Film in 1990 with Sean Connery and Michelle Pfeiffer.
— The Russia House
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