The name of this spy novel derives from the section of the British Secret Intelligence Service that was set up to spy on the Soviet Union. Author John le Carré was part of the British MI5 and MI6 for many years back in the 1950s and ‘60s, and after writing a bestselling novel (The Spy Who Came in from the Cold) in 1963, he left to become an author. A film based on The Russia House starring Sean Connery alongside Michelle Pfeiffer was released in 1990, and this CD audiobook stars Doctor’s Who Tom Baker as the lead role in this gripping thriller.
With the threat of a Russian nuclear attack, Barley Blair is a London publisher in a complicated and potentially very dangerous situation. He is given a document sent from Moscow containing information that would turn East-West relationships into complete chaos. Will Barley’s new found love for Russian beauty Katya affect his ability to do what he is sent to Russia to achieve?
The master of spy fiction has managed to create another action packed novel filled with anticipation and tension that will keep you gripped right through to the end. René Basilico dramatised this equally thrilling BBC Radio 4 adaptation of The Russia House, now also available as an MP3 audiobook.