The Philby Conspiracy Author:David Leitch, Phillip Knightley, Bruce Page A spy novelist. at the peak of this imaginative powers, would scarcely dare to invent the story contained in these extraordinary pages. That a son of the British establishment could, during a thirty year career in his country's secret service, at the same time be a dedicated Communist agent would seem too far-fetched, even for fiction. — And ... more »yet, Kim Philby, like those other two unbelievable spies, Burgess and Maclean, is real and his story is true. He was a Communist agent. He did penetrate the British secret service so effectively that in 1944 he became the director of its counter-Soviet department -- a feat of duplicity unequaled in the annals of espionage. He was the link-man between the British service and the Central Intelligence Agency from which position he was able to betray every important secret of Western intelligence.
Here, for the first time in detail, is the incredible story, not only of how Philby did it, but what he did and its awesome consequences; of how he betrayed his country, his service and his friends and, above all, the class which nurtured, shaped and finally protected him.
It is a fantastic tale and is perhaps the most important, certainly the most startling, spy book written in the last decade.« less