The Third Betrayal
AFTER ALLEGATION & COUNTER-
The new master of the espionage novel probes a tantalizing secret.
In 1973, Sir Jack Carteret, Director-
Thirteen years later, fear and suspicion are destroying British intelligence – and our vital ally the United States no longer trusts us. David Nairn of the Secret Intelligence Service is desperate to untangle the web of deception, violence and blackmail woven in Moscow forty years ago. Suddenly the defection of a young East German scientist could lead to the vital breakthrough – but first they must turn his mother, the elusive Sonia, a top ranking Soviet spy who ran Klaus Fuchs and the other atom bomb spies in the War, who is believed to have controlled the Fifth Man -
“Very impressive -
“Hartland paints an intriguing portrait and creates convincing characters whose fate will hold readers spellbound. A nail-
“There is a test for good spy story – is the plot credible and are the characters real people? Michael Hartland’s The Third Betrayal gets full marks on both counts. If somebody told me it was all true, I would believe it.” -