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Cullen, Robert

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ISBN 10: 087113358X / ISBN 13: 9780871133588
Published by Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, 1990
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Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. First Edition & First Printing stated. ; 1.2 x 9.1 x 6.2 Inches; 263 pages; Original dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 70158

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Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Moscow correspondent Colin Burke learns that the Soviet leader has had a stroke, a bit of information that may garner him a Pulitzer Prize if he can escape becoming a pawn in the East-West struggle

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One wishes this first-rate yarn had been published a year ago, so much have recent events surpassed it. Colin Burke, Moscow correspondent for the Washington Tribune is fed news that Gen. Secretary Ponomaryov, a driving force of glasnost , has had a stroke. Burke's source is Kusnetsov, a wily journalist whose own source is Andrushin, head of the KGB. Burke is none too subtly warned off the story as the White House responds to Andrushin's move against glasnost. With deeper involvement, including an affair with Marina, a young Russian actress, Burke realizes the CIA and White House are willing to sacrifice him. The plot spins toward a desperate attempt by Burke and Marina to escape to Finland. In his first novel, former Newsweek Moscow correspondent Cullen effectively depicts Russian life and character ("Russia is like an alcoholic. A strong man--a tsar, a Stalin--is our alcohol."); the White House's manipulative cynicism ("We can't be seen as wimpy"); and the scheming of apparatchiks both East and West. 50,000 first printing; major ad/promo.
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