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A Spy Among Friends

Ben Macintyre

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Kim Philby, one of the most notorious spies of the twentieth century, kept certain aspects of his life secret from friends and family, but most importantly, from his closest friend, Nicholas Elliott. Elliott and Philby both joined the British intelligence service and served for years before Philby’s double role as a Soviet spy was revealed.

This is the story of two men whose lives were intertwined, who shared so many similarities, yet were decidedly different. It is a tale of deception, intrigue, betrayal, love and loyalty, a loyalty to an ideology over a nation. The story weaves through the early years of each man, into the era of service in the British intelligence service, and all of the people and events along the way, ending with the final revelation of the truth...

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PREVIEW

Kim Philby, one of the most notorious spies of the twentieth century, kept certain aspects of his life secret from friends and family, but most importantly, from his closest friend, Nicholas Elliott. Elliott and Philby both joined the British intelligence service and served for years before Philby’s double role as a Soviet spy was revealed.

This is the story of two men whose lives were intertwined, who shared so many similarities, yet were decidedly different. It is a tale of deception, intrigue, betrayal, love and loyalty, a loyalty to an ideology over a nation. The story weaves through the early years of each man, into the era of service in the British intelligence service, and all of the people and events along the way, ending with the final revelation of the truth...