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? 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.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781101973998
Branch Call Number: 327.1247 L737H 2017
Characteristics: 454 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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Sep 23, 2017

Be sure to Google, // Buzzfeed \\ and // From Russia With Blood \\ an outstanding series of articles on murders which followed this, including the scientist who identified the isotope weapon.


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