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A Very Expensive Poison - The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin's War With the West

Luke Harding

A true story of murder and conspiracy that points directly to Vladimir Putin, by The Guardian's former Moscow bureau chief. On November 1, 2006, journalist and Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned in London. He died twenty-two days later. The cause of death? Polonium-a rare, lethal, and highly radioactive substance. Here Luke Harding unspools a real-life political assassination story-complete with KGB, CIA, MI6, and Russian mobsters. He shows how Litvinenko's murder foreshadowed the killings of other Kremlin critics, from Washington, DC, to Moscow, and how these are tied to Russia's current misadventures in Ukraine and Syria. In doing so, he becomes a target himself and unearths a chain of corruption and death leading straight to Vladimir Putin. From his investigations of the downing of flight MH17 to the Panama Papers, Harding sheds a terrifying light on Russia's fracturing relationship with the West.

A true story of murder and conspiracy that points directly to Vladimir Putin, by The Guardian's former Moscow bureau chief. On November 1, 2006, journalist and Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned in London. He died twenty-two days later. The cause of death? Polonium-a rare, lethal, and highly radioactive substance. Here Luke Harding unspools a real-life political assassination story-complete with KGB, CIA, MI6, and Russian mobsters. He shows how Litvinenko's murder foreshadowed the killings of other Kremlin critics, from Washington, DC, to Moscow, and how these are tied to Russia's current misadventures in Ukraine and Syria. In doing so, he becomes a target himself and unearths a chain of corruption and death leading straight to Vladimir Putin. From his investigations of the downing of flight MH17 to the Panama Papers, Harding sheds a terrifying light on Russia's fracturing relationship with the West.
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A true story of murder and conspiracy that points directly to Vladimir Putin, by The Guardian's former Moscow bureau chief. On November 1, 2006, journalist and Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned in London. He died twenty-two days later. The cause of death? Polonium-a rare, lethal, and highly radioactive substance. Here Luke Harding unspools a real-life political assassination story-complete with KGB, CIA, MI6, and Russian mobsters. He shows how Litvinenko's murder foreshadowed the killings of other Kremlin critics, from Washington, DC, to Moscow, and how these are tied to Russia's current misadventures in Ukraine and Syria. In doing so, he becomes a target himself and unearths a chain of corruption and death leading straight to Vladimir Putin. From his investigations of the downing of flight MH17 to the Panama Papers, Harding sheds a terrifying light on Russia's fracturing relationship with the West.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nicholas Guy Smith

Length:

13h 15m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:50


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:27


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:23


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:39


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:10


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:17


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:38


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:18


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:50


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:48


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:28


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:52


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:03


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:10


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:07


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:18


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:52


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:00


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:13


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:26


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:53


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:32


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:34


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:51


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:31


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:13


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:40


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:53


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:32


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:37


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:51


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:27


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:12


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:31


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:08


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:29


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:47


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:00


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:58


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:12


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:58


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:45


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:15


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:55


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:04


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:14


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:59


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:47


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:11


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:36


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:23


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:05


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:25


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:01


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:02


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:13


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:24


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:06


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:21


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:21


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:06


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:22


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:28


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:58


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:21


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:49


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:19


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:02


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:31


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:47


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:04


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:33


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:53


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

08:12


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:19


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

09:09


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:31


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

09:01


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:20


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:00


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:20


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

00:38