The Venona Cable - A Thriller-logo

The Venona Cable - A Thriller

Brent Ghelfi

The past erupts into the present when the police arrest Alexei Volkovoy, known as Volk, at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport and take him to a murder scene. At first, the dead man appears to be just one more victim of Moscow's out-of-control violence. But Volk soon discovers that he is a famous Hollywood filmmaker whose reputation was destroyed in 1995 when the CIA released decrypted documents from the Venona cables-the top-secret American and British crypto-analysis of Soviet messages that implicated the Rosenbergs, Alger Hiss, Kim Philby, and hundreds of other Soviet spies. Tucked inside the American's pocket is a marked-up Venona intercept that refers to a Russian used as a spy by the Americans, a man who may have been Volk's illustrious father. Aided by his female partner, Valya, Volk's only hope to clear his family name will be to solve this murder and discover how the Venona papers relate to his father's disappearance, while powerful forces want to keep him from investigating the past and to remove him from the present.

The past erupts into the present when the police arrest Alexei Volkovoy, known as Volk, at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport and take him to a murder scene. At first, the dead man appears to be just one more victim of Moscow's out-of-control violence. But Volk soon discovers that he is a famous Hollywood filmmaker whose reputation was destroyed in 1995 when the CIA released decrypted documents from the Venona cables-the top-secret American and British crypto-analysis of Soviet messages that implicated the Rosenbergs, Alger Hiss, Kim Philby, and hundreds of other Soviet spies. Tucked inside the American's pocket is a marked-up Venona intercept that refers to a Russian used as a spy by the Americans, a man who may have been Volk's illustrious father. Aided by his female partner, Valya, Volk's only hope to clear his family name will be to solve this murder and discover how the Venona papers relate to his father's disappearance, while powerful forces want to keep him from investigating the past and to remove him from the present.
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The past erupts into the present when the police arrest Alexei Volkovoy, known as Volk, at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport and take him to a murder scene. At first, the dead man appears to be just one more victim of Moscow's out-of-control violence. But Volk soon discovers that he is a famous Hollywood filmmaker whose reputation was destroyed in 1995 when the CIA released decrypted documents from the Venona cables-the top-secret American and British crypto-analysis of Soviet messages that implicated the Rosenbergs, Alger Hiss, Kim Philby, and hundreds of other Soviet spies. Tucked inside the American's pocket is a marked-up Venona intercept that refers to a Russian used as a spy by the Americans, a man who may have been Volk's illustrious father. Aided by his female partner, Valya, Volk's only hope to clear his family name will be to solve this murder and discover how the Venona papers relate to his father's disappearance, while powerful forces want to keep him from investigating the past and to remove him from the present.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephen Hoye

Length:

10h 21m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:27


Part 1
Part 1

11:20


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

06:38


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

11:10


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

08:00


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

11:03


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

06:54


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

06:51


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

13:16


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

12:15


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

08:47


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

09:59


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

10:10


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

11:57


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

09:08


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

08:48


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

08:11


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

12:17


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

07:52


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

06:10


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

11:26


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

13:14


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

05:40


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

08:24


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

09:32


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

08:55


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

04:03


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

10:10


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

04:09


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

08:31


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

08:17


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

05:46


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

02:59


Part 4, Chapter 33
Part 4, Chapter 33

11:24


Part 4, Chapter 34
Part 4, Chapter 34

05:25


Part 4, Chapter 35
Part 4, Chapter 35

06:19


Part 4, Chapter 36
Part 4, Chapter 36

09:14


Part 4, Chapter 37
Part 4, Chapter 37

11:47


Part 4, Chapter 38
Part 4, Chapter 38

08:53


Part 4, Chapter 39
Part 4, Chapter 39

07:29


Part 4, Chapter 40
Part 4, Chapter 40

11:14


Part 4, Chapter 41
Part 4, Chapter 41

06:38


Part 4, Chapter 42
Part 4, Chapter 42

12:04


Part 4, Chapter 43
Part 4, Chapter 43

06:50


Part 4, Chapter 44
Part 4, Chapter 44

06:50


Part 5, Chapter 45
Part 5, Chapter 45

06:00


Part 5, Chapter 46
Part 5, Chapter 46

09:17


Part 5, Chapter 47
Part 5, Chapter 47

06:46


Part 5, Chapter 48
Part 5, Chapter 48

08:21


Part 5, Chapter 49
Part 5, Chapter 49

05:31


Part 5, Chapter 50
Part 5, Chapter 50

07:55


Part 5, Chapter 51
Part 5, Chapter 51

09:26


Part 5, Chapter 52
Part 5, Chapter 52

07:43


Part 5, Chapter 53
Part 5, Chapter 53

04:23


Part 5, Chapter 54
Part 5, Chapter 54

14:03


Part 5, Chapter 55
Part 5, Chapter 55

03:49


Part 5, Chapter 56
Part 5, Chapter 56

05:25


Part 5, Chapter 57
Part 5, Chapter 57

06:41


Part 5, Chapter 58
Part 5, Chapter 58

11:39


Part 5, Chapter 59
Part 5, Chapter 59

07:22


Part 5, Chapter 60
Part 5, Chapter 60

05:58


Part 5, Chapter 61
Part 5, Chapter 61

04:52


Part 5, Chapter 62
Part 5, Chapter 62

04:37


Part 5, Chapter 63
Part 5, Chapter 63

03:58


Part 5, Chapter 64
Part 5, Chapter 64

04:46


Part 5, Chapter 65
Part 5, Chapter 65

08:40


Part 5, Chapter 66
Part 5, Chapter 66

05:35


Part 5, Chapter 67
Part 5, Chapter 67

04:34


Part 5, Chapter 68
Part 5, Chapter 68

03:47


Part 6, Chapter 69
Part 6, Chapter 69

07:24


Part 6, Chapter 70
Part 6, Chapter 70

03:53


Part 6, Chapter 71
Part 6, Chapter 71

04:11


Part 6, Chapter 72
Part 6, Chapter 72

06:52


Part 6, Chapter 73
Part 6, Chapter 73

12:41


Part 6, Chapter 74
Part 6, Chapter 74

05:50


Part 6, Chapter 75
Part 6, Chapter 75

13:14


Part 6, Chapter 76
Part 6, Chapter 76

07:39


Part 6, Chapter 77
Part 6, Chapter 77

06:53


Part 6, Chapter 78
Part 6, Chapter 78

04:33


Part 6, Chapter 79
Part 6, Chapter 79

00:24