Crime & Mystery
SynopsisSophie Rivers thinks she's fallen on her feet when a temporary research post takes her to George Muntz College, just yards from her Birmingham home. Her new employer offers pleasant, even lavish, facilities and state-of-the-art equipment. Perhaps, though, all is not as comfortable as it seems, as Melina, a computer technician, may have been about to explain. For once Sophie doesn't have time to listen. But when Melina is found dead, it's soon clear that other people are keen to hear what Sophie herself has to say - both her home and her college office are bugged.
There are any number of suspects. There's the elusive Principal; Melina's former colleague, Dr Trevelyan, rapidly confined to a psychiatric ward, and Richard Fairfax, the powerful property tycoon who enters Sophie's life. Then there's the fact that the College seems to lack only one thing: students . . .
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A Spy Among Friends - Ben Macintyre
This is another astonishing book from the accomplished biographer, Ben Macintyre, who, with access to newly released MI5 files and previously unseen family papers, and with the cooperation of former officers of MI6 and the CIA, unlocks what is perhaps the last great secret of the Cold War.
Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War. His two closest friends thought they knew Philby better than anyone, and then discovered they had not known him at all... This is a story of intimate duplicity.