The Skripal Files
Putin, Poison and the New Spy War
Mark Urban
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From the heart of the cold war to the current hostilities between Russia and the West, this is the definitive account of the events that led to the Skripal poisoning 'A scrupulous piece of reporting, necessary, timely and very sobering' John Le Carré A Sunday Times Best Book of 2018 Agent. Prisoner. Target. Who is Sergei Skripal? 4 March 2018, Salisbury, England. A man and his daughter are found slumped on a bench, poisoned by the deadly nerve agent Novichok. He was a Russian national that became a MI6 spy. Russia are publicly accused of carrying out the attack by the British government, sparking a diplomatic crisis between Russia and the West. Then two innocent people find a discarded perfume bottle used in the attack and one of them, Dawn Sturgess, tragically dies. It is now a murder investigation. How exactly did we get here? Based on interviews with Sergei before his poisoning, Mark Urban explains the most shocking espionage incident in a decade. Describing precisely how an otherwise loyal Russian intelligence officer was turned into an agent by MI6, how Skripal was betrayed so that he found himself in a Siberian prison, and why, years later, was he was targeted for assassination.
ISBN 9781529006926Category Non-fictionSubcategory Politics & Current Affairs
Publisher Pan Macmillan UKImprint PanPublished 19/09/2019
Format B FormatBinding PaperbackPage extent 352
Mark Urban is the Diplomatic and Defence Editor for BBC Two's Newsnight... »
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