With An Agent in Place, Robert Littell proves once again that he is a master storyteller in the ranks of John le Carré, Len Deighton, and Graham Greene. Deep in the vastness of the Pentagon and the bowels of the massive KGB center in Moscow are old Cold Warriors who refuse to fade away. Yet how can they wage their battles when there are no enemies anymore? Their answer is Ben Bassett. Sent to Moscow as a lowly embassy "housekeeper," Bassett meets a fiercely independent, passionate Russian poet, Aïda Zavaskaya, and falls under her spell. Together they become pawns in a dreadful game that leads to the
Very good read of cold war,intrigue and romance
A very good read.An Agent in Place will keep you up.The Cold War is over but not for our hero Ben Basset.A man with a secret mission.very vivid portrait of life in Russia as the country crumbles under the weight of lack of law and order.