Brothers by Michael Bar-Zohar

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"All the action one could desire...A tightly organized look back at the cold war and the chilling amorality of two of its leading players--the KGB and the CIA...A deft piece of work."
--The New York Times Book Review
"SPELLBINDING...Fast-paced and intricate, BROTHERS is full of suspense."
--The Indianapolis Star
Family tragedy exiles one brother to America and holds one in Russia. Alexander is raised Jewish and becomes a distinguished scholar of Russian studies. Dimitri grows up in a Soviet orphanage, where, trained to be the perfect communist, he strives to become a high-level KGB operative. It is only a matter of time before he draws the brother he never knew, the brother he hates more than anyone on earth, into the dangerous game of espionage.
Through the height of the cold war, Dimitri and Alex fight on opposite sides. Their hatred for each other explodes into acts of terrorism, assassination, and betrayal. From Afghanistan to Rome, in Moscow, Paris, Washington, and New York, with boundless will and ruthless determination, the two brothers battle to destroy each other, until a shocking revelation changes their lives forever....
--Houston Chronicle
--Publishers Weekly

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About Michael Bar-Zohar

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Michael Bar-Zohar is a writer, public speaker and former lawmaker.and one of Israel's foremost experts on espionage. He is the official biographer of David Ben-Gurion and Shimon Peres, and the author of many novels and books of nonfiction. He was a Member of the Knesset and envoy to the Council of Europe, and a former adviser to General Moshe Dayan. He has also served as a professor at Haifa University in Israel and at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Published August 10, 1993 by Fawcett. 425 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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There's lots more intrigue to come--in fact, ``Afghanistan, Poland, and Star Wars were for [Dimitri] nothing but pawns in...the deadly game he played against his brother''--as Alex and Dimitri keep looking for new ways to kill, maim, or annoy each other, leaving their messy footprints all over fo...

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Despite a tantalizing setup, this Cold War thriller quickly descends to the level of soap opera. Bar-Zohar, whose previous espionage fiction ( The Devil's Spy ) has appeared under the pseudonym Michae

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Boris avoids his own fall long enough to smuggle Alex to Tonya's sister in Brooklyn and to stash his own son, Dimitri, in a harsh military orphanage.

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