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Spy's the Bad Guy in 'Old Flames'

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Spy's the Bad Guy in 'Old Flames'

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Spy's the Bad Guy in 'Old Flames'

Spy's the Bad Guy in 'Old Flames'

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John Lawton's Cold War spy novel, Old Flames, is set in England in l956, during Nikita Khrushchev's first visit to Great Britain. In this story, as Lawton makes clear, the spy is anything but a hero. Lawton speaks with NPR's Scott Simon.