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The Set Up: A novel of espionage

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Psar wanted to go home. A White Russian, living in Paris, he is not the most obvious immigrant to the Mother Country. But there is a way - if Psar will only collude with the KGB in a dazzling plot to confound both the dissident movement and Western liberals alike. Psar must agree, and so begins a nightmare of manipulation and obscure but increasing danger, as the steely we ...more
397 pages
Published (first published 1982)
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Paczor
Nov 13, 2016 Paczor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ostatnia, piąta gwiazdka jest za zdolność tej książki do przecierania oczu. Kończysz czytać i nagle tkwisz w świece sterowanym, niezdolny do znalezienia prawdy i oparcia. Styl nie do końca mi odpowiadał, taki trochę melancholijny Forsyth ale może inaczej się nie dało? Za to fabuła pouczająca i wciągająca.
Podobno wszytko to prawda.
Prawda?!
Koleś
Feb 05, 2017 Koleś rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book will make you wonder, how many things that you see, read and watch everyday, is influenced, created or manipulated by some kind of spy agency from other country, or maybe your own country as well. I don't want to sound like some conspiracy weirdo, but that kind of things do happen in our world. It's a good read for people that are the opposite of "conspiracy theorists", that do not believe that there is something going on behind the scenes at all. This book will give you insight into o ...more
Jc
Aug 08, 2012 Jc rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mistery-action
Il est clair que Volkoff a connu ce milieu de l’espionnage et du contre espionnage. Il en parle admirablement bien. Le bouquin cependant pèche un peu par son excès de complexité. Les vérités, contre-vérités et contre-contre-vérités sont tellement tordues qu’on perd un peu l’objet du montage. Mais c’est intéressant de se rappeler cette période de guerre froide ou les communistes étaient très actifs en France, enrôlant des figures de proues pour vanter les mérites du système (par exemple Yves Mont ...more
Adam
Nov 01, 2016 Adam rated it it was amazing
Marvellous
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Catherine Fitzpatrick
One of the best books I have ever read about Russia, Russians, and the West -- explains so much of the psychology.

I'm going to re-read it!

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Vladimir Volkoff was a French writer of Russian extraction. He produced both literary works for adults and spy novels for young readers under the pseudonym Lieutenant X. His works are characterised by themes of the Cold War, intelligence and manipulation, but also by metaphysical and spiritual elements.

In the 2000s he returned to his Slavic roots, publishing several texts on Russian history and or
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