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The Turn-Around [PDF] ❤ The Turn-Around By Vladimir Volkoff – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Volkoff s novel Le retournement The Turnaround earned him international acclaim and was translated into a dozen languages Dedicated to Graham Greene, whom Volkoff greatly admired, the novel s title r Volkoff snovel Le retournement The Turnaround earned him international acclaim and was translated into a dozen languages Dedicated to Graham Greene, whom Volkoff greatly admired, the novel s title refers to the intelligence manoeuvre of turning an uncovered enemy agent to one s own side The book tells a story of espionage in which the American, French and Soviet intelligence services do battle, but also of a spiritual overturning which, unknown to these secret services, almost makes a martyr of the main character.


10 thoughts on “The Turn-Around

  1. Philippe Malzieu Philippe Malzieu says:

    Does French can write a great thriller like English It is possible This book is the proof It is dedicated to Graham Greene.Volkoff is the great nephew of Tchaikovski He is white Russian His grandfather died with the mystic and delirious Admiral Kolchak He was a specialist on Soviet Union.Story of the book It describe greatness and smallnesses of the secret services There is the french one, with limited means They decide to try to turn around a Russian brilliant spy The man is clever cy Does French can write a great thriller like English It is possible This book is the proof It is dedicated to Graham Greene.Volkoff is the great nephew of Tchaikovski He is white Russian His grandfather died with the mystic and delirious Admiral Kolchak He was a specialist on Soviet Union.Story of the book It describe greatness and smallnesses of the secret services There is the french one, with limited means They decide to try to turn around a Russian brilliant spy The man is clever cynical and very effective He was in station in many countries Each time, he had many successes He loves blond women with generous chest.French spies find a women with this allure She is downward of white Russian and she speaks the language She accepts the mission She lunches with Russian They walk in Paris By provocation, she leads him in the Russian cathedral of the Daru street And incredible occurs In this sacred place, the communist and atheistic spy has a revelation This is not a conversion like Claudel in Notre Dame He becomes again orthodoxe naturally like he had driven back this truth It s from my point of view an essential aspect of russian people Impossible to understand Dostoievski or Poutine without take into account the mystical part of this people.He agrees to collaborate with the French secret services I would not reveal you the cynical end of the book.For Volkoff, this was not his best book He placed at highest the cycle of 4 works The mood of the sea that the success of this one enabled him to publish I have read one of them Olduvai This one is better


  2. Szetela Mateusz Szetela Mateusz says:

    Better than original


  3. Eirik Eirik says:

    The storyline is exciting, but incredibly slow I read it in Norwegian, which might mean that some of the magic from the dialogues have been lost in translation Anyway I feel like this novel is a bit overrated.


  4. John John says:

    For me this was terrible, did not like one thing about it Of course it is not my kind of work but i have read other spy type books and given them good ratings I dreaded each day I picked it up to make myself read for an hour or so NEVER NEVER this author again.


  5. SlowRain SlowRain says:

    One of the few espionage novels that can be uttered in the same breath as those of John le Carr What sets this novel apart is the twists in the plot not your run of the mill plot twist, mind you and the very nature of the turn around in the first place The pace is slow and methodical, and it contains above average characterization and credibility for the espionage genre I thought the narrative was a bit verbose at times, but it wasn t unbearable It s a shame this one is out of print, so y One of the few espionage novels that can be uttered in the same breath as those of John le Carr What sets this novel apart is the twists in the plot not your run of the mill plot twist, mind you and the very nature of the turn around in the first place The pace is slow and methodical, and it contains above average characterization and credibility for the espionage genre I thought the narrative was a bit verbose at times, but it wasn t unbearable It s a shame this one is out of print, so you ll have to find it in a used book store


  6. Jc Jc says:

    Il y a quelques longueurs mais c est du tr s bon John Le Carre bien ficel et complexe En plus il y a tout le cote militaire en France qui tr s bien rendu De plus c est plein d humour et c est tr s bien crit j ai un faible pour les gens qui utilisent le passe simple et l imparfait du subjonctif C est aussi une bonne r flexion sur l espionnage, la d sinformation et la psychologie des individus qui grenouillent dans ce milieu Enfin c est aussi un regard int ressant sur le communisme


  7. Vafa Vafa says:

    A brilliant spiritual thriller


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