Using previously unseen archive documents, this is the gripping true story of Klaus Fuchs, a refugee from Nazi Germany who, entrusted with crucial work at the very heart of the British and American nuclear weapons project, gave every piece of information he had to the KGB. In 1950, his spy mission complete, he made an unprompted confession to MI6. His espionage accelerated the start of the Cold War.
In this utterly compelling book, Helen Garner tells the story of a man and his broken life. She presents the theatre of the courtroom with its actors and audience, all gathered for the purpose of bearing witness to the truth, players in the extraordinary and unpredictable drama of the quest for justice.