The highest-ranking Soviet official ever to defect (at the time he was Under Secretary General of the United Nations) tells an extraordinary story of the inner workings of the Kremlin, of his own conflicted life as a diplomat, and of the frightening world of espionage into which he was drawn. Indexed. VVG Book. DJ has some yellowing, otherwise it is VVG. (378 Pgs.)AUTHOR: Arkady N. Shevchenko PUBLISHER: Alfred Knopf ISBN: YEAR: 1985 FORMAT: Hardcover EDITION: Stated First Ed.