The Crime Writers' Association

Non-fiction 2021

Ben MacIntyre
Agent Sonya
Viking, Penguin


Beautifully told, well researched and gripping story of the remarkable life of mid-twentieth century communist spy Ursula Kuczynski, who faced exposure and death in East and West, all the time rising in rank and achievement in the GRU. MacIntyre has added another volume to his gripping survey of intelligence work, while never forgetting the human toll.