The Crossing

by Ted Allbeury

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  • 9780486820385
  • 9780486822686

"[Allbeury] tells it as it is: he was there and he knows what it feels like."—The Washington Post
Inspired by the Soviet Union's downing of an American spy plane flown by Francis Gary Powers in 1960, one of Ted Allbeury's most explosive thrillers introduces the brilliant British spycatcher Joe Shapiro. But even Shapiro's superiors doubt his intentions when he attempts to convince the CIA to exchange a high-powered Communist agent for the seemingly unimportant pilot. Does Shapiro have more than a professional interest in the case?
An intricate web of lies and deception brings the Cold War to vivid life in this intriguing work by the bestselling "master of the genre" (Booklist).


  • Dover Publications; May 2017
  • ISBN: 9780486822686
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  • Title: The Crossing
  • Author: Ted Allbeury
  • Imprint: Dover Publications
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780486820385
  • 9780486822686

About The Author

Ted Allbeury (1917–2005) was an intelligence officer with Great Britain's Special Operations Executive during World War II; afterward, he ran agents between East and West Germany. Allbeury's firsthand Cold War experiences enliven his espionage novels, and he was praised by the New York Times Book Review as "a most knowledgeable chronicler of espionage " and by Booklist as "a master of the genre."

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780486820385
  • 9780486822686