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Title:
Berlin exchange
Author:
Allbeury, Ted.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Crossing
Publication Information:
Sutton : Severn House, 2000.

©1987
Physical Description:
232 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Originally published as: The crossing.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780727855367
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A captured US spy plane pilot is being traded for a senior KGB agent - a strangely unequal exchange that British spycatcher Joe Shapiro had persuaded them to make. However, Shapiro has more than a professional interest in the case.


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Booklist Review

First published in Britain in 1987 (under the title The Crossing), this fine blending of spy story and historical fiction now makes its first appearance in the U.S. Allbeury chronicles the events that led up to the famous prisoner exchange on Berlin's Glienicke Bridge in which U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers was traded for Rudolph Abel, a high-level Russian spy. Although he reports the facts in the straighforward manner of nonfiction reportage, Allbeury, who served in the British Intelligence Corps during World War II, manages to generate as much drama and suspense as readers will find in any conventional spy thriller. If the book has a flaw, it is simply that it ends too soon: we feel there is more to this story, more intrigue and deception and hidden things that Allbeury could have revealed. Even so, this is an excellent re-creation of a historical incident that still holds great resonance for espionage aficionados. --David Pitt


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