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A Very Expensive Poison

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A Very Expensive Poison
Title
A Very Expensive Poison
Statement of responsibility
Luke Harding
Title variation
  • Definitive story of the murder of Litvinenko and Russia's war with the West
  • very expensive poison
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the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putins war with the West
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Language
eng
Summary
1 November 2006. Alexander Litvinenko is brazenly poisoned in central London. Twenty two days later he dies, killed from the inside. The poison? Polonium; a rare, lethal and highly radioactive substance. His crime? He had made some powerful enemies in Russia.Based on the best part of a decade's reporting, as well as extensive interviews with those closest to the events (including the murder suspects), and access to trial evidence, Luke Harding's A Very Expensive Poison is the definitive inside story of the life and death of Alexander Litvinenko. Harding traces the journey of the nuclear poison across London, from hotel room to nightclub, assassin to victim; it is a deadly trail that seemingly leads back to the Russian state itself. This is a shocking real-life revenge tragedy with corruption and subterfuge at every turn, and walk-on parts from Russian mafia, the KGB, MI6 agents, dedicated British coppers, Russian dissidents. At the heart of this all is an individual and his family torn apart by a ruthless crime
Summary
An account of the life, poisoning death and legacy of journalist and Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko traces the author's own life-risking investigation through Litvinenko's final months infiltrating the arenas of organized criminals and political power players
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individual biography
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10533624
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NOV
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1968-
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Harding, Luke
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • True Crime
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin's war with the West
Label
A Very Expensive Poison
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:8dd9664c-e3f1-4927-acc7-cc4c8bd50044
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781783350957
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Very Expensive Poison
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8dd9664c-e3f1-4927-acc7-cc4c8bd50044
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781783350957
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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