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Vladimir Volkoff
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The Set Up: A novel of espionage

4.3 of 5 stars 4.30  ·  rating details  ·  27 ratings  ·  3 reviews
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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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
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!

50c @charity shop 30.4.2011
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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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