A Spy Named Orphan
The Enigma of Donald Maclean
Codenamed `Orphan' by his Russian recruiter, Maclean was Britain's most gifted traitor. Les mer
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Codenamed `Orphan' by his Russian recruiter, Maclean was Britain's most gifted traitor. But as he leaked huge amounts of top-secret intelligence, an international code-breaking operation was rapidly closing in on him. Moments before he was unmasked, Maclean escaped to Moscow.
Drawing on a wealth of previously classified material, A Spy Named Orphan now tells this story for the first time in full, revealing the character and devastating impact of perhaps the most dangerous Soviet agent of the twentieth century.
`Fascinating... An exceptional story of espionage and betrayal, thrillingly told'
`A cracking story... Impressively researched'
`Philipps makes the story and the slow uncovering of [Maclean's] treachery a gripping narrative'
A gripping tale of betrayal and counter-betrayal that tells the story of the most enigmatic member of the Cambridge spy ring - Donald Maclean.