Item description for Soviet Sources (Colin Burke Mysteries) by Robert Cullen...
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year "It was going to be a busy day. The Russians were committing news." American journalist Colin Burke may have been in Moscow long enough to lose his naivet, but he's still got his reporter's ambition for that One Big Story--the one that will run on the front page above the fold. After all, something's got to justify the years he's spent living in a grim Soviet flat with an iffy supply of hot water and working with a rotating roster of "assistants" who report his every move to the KGB. Burke's an old pro, much too savvy--or so he thinks--to be manipulated by government officials out to use the press for their own ends. But when a source presents him with the story of a lifetime, his ambition could prove fatal. It blinds Burke to the fact that he's got only part of the story--a story that stretches to the Kremlin...and the White House. He knows just enough to make some powerful, dangerous people extremely uncomfortable. But can he learn the rest of the story in time to save his own skin?
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 7.5" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Feb 15, 2006
Publisher Felony & Mayhem
ISBN 1933397276 ISBN13 9781933397276
Reviews - What do customers think about Soviet Sources (Colin Burke Mysteries)?
like being there Jul 29, 2006
I first read this book years ago when it was first published and always thought it was one of the best, and most realistic, stories of the cold war period. Having spent a lot of time in Moscow during those years, I felt that the author really captured the ambience of that world. I am glad to see it has been re-published; I will order another copy. More than most, it really made the reader feel in and familiar with the Russia of that time.
Super Book Apr 10, 2002
Great book, it is not often that an author can come up with such a comprehensive book as this on his first try. This had it all, a great story, good characters, wonderful action and a quick pace. This is an exciting book. It really made me happy reading the book; it was like a great game of treasure hunt where you find everything. Each time I was ready for a plot twist, action of drama it was there. The characters just explode in your memory - you do not get them out of your head. Overall great effort.