Rendezvous at the Russian Tea Rooms by Paul Willetts - a non-fiction thriller about one of the most explosive espionage operations of the Second World WarSet in blacked-out London during the ominous lull before the Blitz, this true story centres on Tyler Kent, a debonair encryption specialist at the US Embassy - who also happens to be a Soviet mole. He becomes romantically entangled with Anna Wolkoff, a Russian fashion designer and Nazi spy. Together they steal the coded telegrams between President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill: if revealed, these messages would change the outcome of the war.Hot on the trail of Kent and Wolkoff comes the brilliant but eccentric British spymaster Maxwell Knight. He infiltrates the glamorous circle of fascist conspirators gathering in the Russian Tea Rooms, just a stone's throw from South Kensington tube station. The stage is set for a saga that confirms the old adage about truth being stranger than fiction...Drawing on amazing new research, this compulsive book, replete with jaw-dropping twists, will appeal to readers of The Secret Life of Bletchley Park, as well as fans of Ben Macintyre's Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat.Paul Willetts is the author of three previous works of non-fiction: Fear and Loathing in Fitzrovia, North Soho 999, and Members Only. Retitled The Look of Love, the latter was adapted into a film directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring Steve Coogan. Paul has written for the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, and the Independent.Rendezvous at the Russian Tea Rooms by Paul Willetts - a non-fiction thriller about one of the most explosive espionage operations of the Second World WarSet in blacked-out London during the ominous lull before the Blitz, this true story ...
|Title||:||Rendezvous at the Russian Tea Rooms|
|Publisher||:||Viking - 2015-09-03|