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Moscow 5000

(1979)
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New York Times–Bestselling Author of Firefox: As Olympic runners prepare to compete in Moscow, a more dangerous race is happening behind the scenes . . .
 
Amid the 1980 Moscow Olympics, a double agent is seeking to defect to the USA—and the CIA needs to take action before the KGB does. Meanwhile, Ukrainian nationalists hope to disrupt the internationally televised events with a spectacular bomb plot. Athletes from around the globe, each facing their own personal challenges, prepare for the men’s 5000-meter race while agents in the shadows engage in a competition with far more at stake than a gold medal . . .
 
“A leading exponent of the genre, on a par with, though perhaps not quite as famous as, his fellow countryman Ken Follett . . . A master storyteller.” —
The Independent
 
“The big race itself is a knockout, wonderfully authentic.” —
Kirkus Reviews
 
Originally published under the pseudonym David Grant

Genre: Thriller

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