Farewell by Sergei Kostin
The Greatest Spy Story of the Twentieth Century

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1981. Ronald Reagan and François Mitterrand are sworn in as presidents of the Unites States and France, respectively. The tension due to Mitterrand’s French Communist support, however, is immediately defused when he gives Reagan the Farewell Dossier, a file he would later call “one of the greatest spy cases of the twentieth century.”

Vladimir Ippolitovitch Vetrov, a promising technical student, joins the KGB to work as a spy. Following a couple of murky incidents, however, Vetrov is removed from the field and placed at a desk as an analyst. Soon, burdened by a troubled marriage and frustrated at a flailing career, Vetrov turns to alcohol. Desperate and needing redemption, he offers his services to the DST. Thus Agent Farewell is born. He uses his post within the KGB to steal and photocopy files of the USSR’s plans for the West—all under Brezhnev’s nose.

Probing further into Vetrov’s psychological profile than ever before, Kostin and Raynaud provide groundbreaking insight into the man whose life helped hasten the fall of the Soviet Regime.
 

About Sergei Kostin

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Sergei Kostin is a Russian spy novelist and documentary television film maker who has published four spy novels in Russia. Sergei Kostin is a Russian journalist and writer living in France. He coauthored a study of the first nuclear submarines. First published in France in 1997 under the title Bonjour Farewell, this book was the fruit of two years of painstaking investigation in Moscow and Paris interviewing the key players and witnesses to this amazing adventure. Eric Raynaud is a French film writer who joined up with Kostin to amend this book after the release of the film LAffaire Farewell, starring Willem Dafoe.
 
Published August 2, 2011 by AmazonCrossingEnglish. 448 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Non-fiction

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