A Very Expensive Poison

A Very Expensive Poison

The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin's War With the West

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On November 1, 2006, journalist and Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned in London. He died twenty-two days later. The cause of death was Polonium--a rare, lethal, and highly radioactive substance. Here Luke Harding unspools a real-life political assassination story--complete with KGB, CIA, MI6, and Russian mobsters. He shows how Litvinenko's murder foreshadowed the killing of other Kremlin critics, from Washington, DC, to Moscow, and how these are tied to Russia's current misadventures in Ukraine and Syria. In doing so, he becomes a target himself and unearths a chain of corruption and death leading straight to Vladimir Putin. From his investigations of the downing of flight MH17 to the Panama Papers, Harding sheds a terrifying light on Russia's fracturing relationship with the west.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Audio, 2017
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781524749729
1524749729
Characteristics: audio file
digital
1 online resource (1 sound file (13 hr., 16 min., 03 sec.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Smith, Nicholas Guy
Call Number: eAudio

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