For forty years Western intelligence agents have known a terrible secret: the Russians have a mole - code-named Talbot - inside the CIA. At first Talbot is suspected of killing European agents. Then a street-smart ex-cop uncovers a storm of espionage and murder on the streets of New York, while in a Long Island suburb a civic demonstration against the Russian mission masks a desperate duel of nerves and wits. Engineered by Talbot, a shadow world of suspicion and deceit is spilling onto the streets - leading to a new Soviet weapon and a first-strike war plan threatening the foundations of American government. For the U.S., time is running out. For Talbot, the time is now...He walked to a stereo stack unit and turned up the volume. He listened to ... The problem with this plan, George, is that it relies on near perfect timing without radio contact. If one group ... Baker was already behind the desk with the code book.
|Title||:||The Talbot Odyssey|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2008-09-04|