SynopsisApart from the weather it was a routine voyage for the MV Lycomedes, ploughing up the North Sea on a blisteringly windy winter’s day. True, Second Officer Fuller thought he’d seen a blip on the radar screen but when he looked himself through the binoculars, there was nothing there.
It was the Master who finally spotted it, veering like a sheer cliff out of the boiling foam – a great steel pyramid, less than 200 feet away. When the collision came, ripping a jagged gash in the ship’s bowels, the wounded Lycomedes had only 14 minutes left afloat. And 53 men began the grim struggle to survive.
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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.