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A Very Expensive Poison

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

By Luke Harding
Narrated by Nicholas Guy Smith / 13 hours 11 minutes

A true story of murder and conspiracy that points directly to Vladimir Putin, by The Guardian’s former Moscow bureau chief.

On November 1, 2006, journalist and Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned in London. He died twenty-two days later. The cause of death? 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 killings 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.

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Author
Narrator Nicholas Guy Smith
ISBN 9781524749729
Length 13 hours 11 minutes
Language English
Publisher Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres History, Politics & Economy, True Crime & Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #27,797 Overall
Genre rank #247 in True Crime