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Topaz (1967)

by Leon Uris

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A novel of international diplomacy and intrigue set in various locales around the world. Taking off from the Cuban missile crisis, the story is a combination of Russian espionage, the dedication of a French intelligence officer, and the devotion of the women in his life. Apparently the main point in the whole thing is the revelation of the direct line a Communist agency has to the top level in France. This is the secret of "Topaz."… (more)
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Don't recall reading. Inspired by a real French agent, with whom Uris developed a friendship, and spy scandal (Martel Affair). Here's what I wrote after reading in 1983: "Extremely interesting tale of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Just what aws going on in France with the Soviet Union?" ( )
  MGADMJK | Aug 28, 2021 |
Another great iris book - his history books are well researched and written. I didn't realise there was so much intrigue behind the Cuban missile crisis... ( )
  rendier | Dec 20, 2020 |
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Dir boek is opgedragen aan mijn vriend Herbert B, Schlosberg
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The day was balmy
(PROLOGUE) SUMMER, 1962

Marsh McKittrick's Buick was passed through the gates of the vast Government complex outside Langley.
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A novel of international diplomacy and intrigue set in various locales around the world. Taking off from the Cuban missile crisis, the story is a combination of Russian espionage, the dedication of a French intelligence officer, and the devotion of the women in his life. Apparently the main point in the whole thing is the revelation of the direct line a Communist agency has to the top level in France. This is the secret of "Topaz."

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On the eve of the Cuban Missile Crisis, American and French intelligence agents are plunged into a maze of Cold War intrigue In Paris, 1962, French intelligence chief Andr? Devereaux and NATO intelligence chief Michael Nordstrom have uncovered Soviet plans to ship nuclear arms to Cuba. But when Devereaux reports his findings and nobody acts--and he is targeted in an assassination attempt--he soon realizes he's tangled in a plot far greater than he first understood. The two agents, along with a small band of Cuban exiles and Soviet defectors, chase leads around the globe in a quest to save NATO, themselves, and perhaps the world itself.
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