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The Man Called Kyril (Stepan Povin #1)

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Ivan Bucharensky: KGB Superagent. — Code name: Kyril. — Assignment: to smoke out a British mole in the KGB. — The British think Kyril's a double agent. The mole thinks Kyril suspects his identity. The Russians in London know Kyril must die. Hunted by both the West and East, Kyril weaves a web of espionage and counter-espionage throughout Europe. — While in London, quietly ...more
Paperback, 293 pages
Published February 1st 1984 by Jove (first published October 29th 1981)
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Feliks
Nov 02, 2012 Feliks rated it it was ok
Shelves: genre-thrillers
A pretty standard and uninspiring example of the genre; inhabiting a tier well below the level of even say, Robert Littell. You really have to love espionage writing to bother with this grade of material.

There's just not a lot of cleverness; its dour and a bit depressing in that its all just so conventional. The characters and their various traits/psychologies are either very 'stock' and predictable; or else thin and unconvincing. This story doesn't bear even the kindest comparison to something
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Apr 06, 2012 John Treanor rated it liked it
Decent cold war style spy novel. A mole in the KGB attempts to cover his tracks, as does a mole in the English SIS.
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