A Perfect Spy: A Novel by John Le Carré

By John Le Carré

Magnus Pym, score diplomat, has vanished, believed defected. The chase is on: for a lacking husband, a loyal father, and a undercover agent. Pym's lifestyles, it's printed, is solely made from secrets and techniques. ruled by means of a father who's additionally a self assurance trickster on an epic scale, Pym has from the age of seventeen been managed via mentors. it truly is those , racing one another and time itself, who're orchestrating the hunt to discover the correct secret agent ...

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Qxd 6 • 6/5/06 12:36 PM Page 6 AGENT PROVOCATEUR Union during the Cold War, agents of influence were often in positions of trust and not instantly recognized, through overt party membership as actively engaged in promoting the Communist cause. S. media, among them some well-known newspaper columnists and radio commentators such as Walter Winchell and Walter Lippman, who peddled anti-Nazi propaganda supplied for the purpose by British Security Coordination. AGENT PROVOCATEUR. An agent deployed deliberately to entrap a target by pretending to be sympathetic to that person’s cause or purpose.

In 1954 Petrov was persuaded to defect when recalled to Moscow. qxd 20 • 6/5/06 12:36 PM Page 20 AVNI, ZE’EV about Soviet operations and tactics in Australia and provided a convenient pretext for the issue to be explored by a royal commission, which took the opportunity to exploit VENONA material while attributing it to Petrov. ASIO scored another significant success in February 1963 with the expulsion of a KGB officer, Ivan Skripov, who had worked under diplomatic cover and had been cultivated by a British-born agent provocateur, Kay Marshall.

S. government by Artamonov’s widow Ewa Shadrin forced the admission that Artamonov had been used from the outset as a double agent. ASCENSION ISLAND. Strategically located in the mid-Atlantic Ocean, Ascension Island is a British dependent territory, governed from St. S. Air Force base. During the Cold War, it was the location of a GCHQ signals intelligence intercept station at Two Boats, which operated under Cable & Wireless cover. During the 1982 Falklands Conflict, Ascension was the assembly point for the British task force preparing to enforce the exclusion zone and liberate the islands, and it thereafter remained a vital part of the air bridge between Port Stanley and RAF Brize Norton.

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