From Russia with Blood by Heidi Blake audiobook

From Russia with Blood: The Kremlin's Ruthless Assassination Program and Vladimir Putin's Secret War on the West

By Heidi Blake
Read by Marisa Calin

Mulholland Books, Mulholland, Hachette Book Group 9780316417235

Unabridged

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    ISBN: 9781549121432

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Runtime: 10.62 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The untold story of how Russia refined the art and science of targeted assassination abroad-while Western spies watched in horror as their governments failed to guard against the threat

They thought they had found a safe haven in the green hills of England. They were wrong. One by one, the Russian oligarchs, dissidents, and gangsters who fled to Britain after Vladimir Putin came to power dropped dead in strange or suspicious circumstances. One by one, their British lawyers and fixers met similarly grisly ends. Yet, one by one, the British authorities shut down every investigation-and carried on courting the Kremlin.

The spies in the riverside headquarters of MI6 looked on with horror as the scope of the Kremlin's global killing campaign became all too clear. And, across the Atlantic, American intelligence officials watched with mounting alarm as the bodies piled up, concerned that the tide of death could spread to the United States. Those fears intensified when a one-time Kremlin henchman was found bludgeoned to death in a Washington, D.C. penthouse. But it wasn't until Putin's assassins unleashed a deadly chemical weapon on the streets of Britain, endangering hundreds of members of the public in a failed attempt to slay the double agent Sergei Skripal, that Western governments were finally forced to admit that the killing had spun out of control.

Unflinchingly documenting the growing web of death on British and American soil, Heidi Blake bravely exposes the Kremlin's assassination campaign as part of Putin's ruthless pursuit of global dominance-and reveals why Western governments have failed to stop the bloodshed. The unforgettable story that emerges whisks us from London's high-end night clubs to Miami's million-dollar hideouts, ultimately rendering a bone-chilling portrait of money, betrayal, and murder, written with the pace and propulsive power of a thriller.

Based on a vast trove of unpublished documents, bags of discarded police evidence, and interviews with hundreds of insiders, this heart-stopping international investigation uncovers one of the most important- and terrifying-geopolitical stories of our time.


Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Groundbreaking reporting, riveting stories, and layers of intrigue…adds essential detail to our understanding of the lengths the Russian government will go to silence its critics.” Ben Rhodes, New York Times bestselling author
“A spellbinding and heart-in-your-throat true story…In addition to be an unputdownable story, her shocking exposé will hopefully change the way the British authorities act on crimes emanating from Russia in the future.” Bill Browder, New York Times bestselling author
Brilliantly and bravely researched, this book lays bare the brutal and murderous truth that lies at the core of Putin's Russia. Channel 4 (London)
“The author’s brave foray into this dangerous scenario is the reason much of this information is known. She covers the entire trail, including details on how enemies of the Kremlin end up missing or dead; much insight was gained through firsthand interviews with subjects involved.” Library Journal (starred review)
“From Russia with Blood brings to life the audacity with which Putin has carried out his new form of warfare in the very capitals of the west. The research and conclusions are solid—and the story is scary.” General Philip Breedlove, former NATO commander
“A compelling read from start to finish and a brilliant piece of investigative journalism. This is state sponsored murder on an industrial scale, and it took brave journalists to piece together the jigsaw and tell the world. The detail in the book is extraordinary, the individual events thrilling.” Chris Phillips, former head of the British government’s National Counter Terrorism Security Office
“Demonstrating a keen understanding of the art of espionage…Exceptional attention to detail, superbly written, a must read for citizens and policymakers alike.” Daniel Hoffman, former CIA station chief
Who needs spy novels with journalism like this? Heidi Blake's stunning expose keeps you quickly turning pages as it shocks you into greater awareness of the criminality of Putin's regime and the human costs of ignoring it. A must-read for Russia watchers, and everyone else. Elisabeth Elo, author of Finding Katrina M. and North Boston
A real life thriller, packed with characters that even John le Carré couldn't dream of. If this doesn't scare you, then you're not paying attention. Oliver Bullough, author of Moneyland

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Author Bio: Heidi Blake

Author Bio: Heidi Blake

Heidi Blake is Buzzfeed’s UK investigations editor, overseeing a multiaward–winning team of reporters. She was previously assistant editor of the London Sunday Times, the co-author of The Ugly Game, and winner of eighteen national and international media awards, including Scoop of the Year, Investigation of the Year, and the Paul Foot Award for Campaigning and Investigative Journalism. She was named Digital Journalist of 2016 by the London Press Club and ranked on the 2016 Forbes “30 Under 30” list of the most influential young media professionals in Europe.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Runtime: 10.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English