Thanks to Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, the CIA and it’s Russian counterpart, the SVR (not to mention the FBI, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, and a rogue's gallery of Boris Badenovs), the spy wars between the United States and Russia roar daily into headline news.
Sweet! Keep it up, kids.
The tempo of Cold War II has been such a springboard for The Spy’s Son that it’s now available in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Poland, and (as of today) The Netherlands. Publication also is imminent in Japan, Estonia and, well, Russia.
Karakter Uitgevers, my publisher in Amsterdam, is launching a full-court publicity blitz to get the story out in Dutch. It’s available today as De Verrader en Zijn Zoon (The Traitor and His Son).
My friends at Karakter describe the story as “one of the biggest espionage scandals in U.S. history.” Of course, it’s more than just a spy story – it’s a story of many betrayals of country and kin. So please, read the damn thing. Buy it.
I figure if I can get 1 percent of the 23 million people whose primary language is Dutch to buy the book, at € 22.99, I can buy that little English sports car I’ve had my eye on. Made by Jaguar, with a top speed of 200 mph, it's the coolest of the new F series.
Jaguar calls the little beast (and I swear I’m not making this up) the SVR.