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The Moneypenny Diaries: Secret Servant - Kate Westbrook, Samantha Weinberg

Boris banged on the door. I took a deep breath and let myself out. ‘Hurry,’ he said, taking my arm. ‘We have to leave before first light.’ He steered me towards the front door, where a large, uniformed man was standing guard.

‘Where’s Gerry?’ I asked.

‘You mean Viktor,’ he laughed. ‘Your agent 859 was unavoidably detained before he got to your “safe” house – which, incidentally, is just around the corner from here.’ He laughed again. ‘Viktor passes as a real English gentleman, does he not? He’s Dutch by birth, went to Cambridge and there became convinced of our cause. He has escorted our friend Philby back home.’

Cambridge, I reflected, had a lot to answer for.