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  • Location: Russia, Kolomna, Peredelkino

The Translator

The Translator

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Cold war:  a devastating Russian plot to sabotage the undersea communication cables linking the US to the UK

  • ISBN: B0BSSK55M8
  • Genre: Thriller

What you need to know before your trail

Clive Franklin, a Russian language expert in the Foreign Office, is summoned unexpectedly to Moscow to act as translator for the British Prime Minister. His life is turned on its head when, after more than a decade, he discovers that his former lover, Marina Volina, is now the interpreter to the Russian President. At the embassy, Clive learns of a Russian plot to cut the undersea cables linking the US to the UK which would paralyse communications and collapse the Western economy. Marina stuns Clive with the news that she’s ready to help stop the attack, betraying her country for a new identity and a new life. Clive becomes the go-between, relaying Marina’s intelligence to MI6 back in London. What are the odds that two lovers, running the Moscow marathon with the FSB on their backs, can save Western Europe from economic meltdown?

Travel Guide

Moscow and Russia

A thriller about a devastating Russian plot to sabotage the undersea communication cables linking the US to the UK. But also, a passionate love story between two people determined to stop this cataclysmic act.

Written by an insider: Harriet Crawley lived in Moscow for many years, working in the energy sector at a time of exploding wealth concentration and increasingly violent political repression.

“Moscow, centre of Russian power and a city I knew better than London, would be at the epicentre of my story.”

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Translator

Destination/location: Moscow, Russia  Author/guide:  Harriet Crawley Departure Time: Cold War

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