Ice Cold War - A Norwegian Spy Behind the Iron CurtainPaulsen, Trond S.: Iskald krig - Norsk etterretningsagent bak Jernteppet
This is a dramatic, startling and true story from the Cold War of the 1970s, centering on the exploits of one Norwegian, here nicknamed "Hoel", who was known by the Americans as "the only true madman in this part of Europe".
For the first time it is revealed that Norwegian agents operated behind the Iron Curtain. Their area of operation was in several countries of the Eastern bloc. Their assignments were extremely dangerous and were to be kept secret whatever their results. If the Norwegian agent was caught, the authorities would deny any knowledge of him. The agent was part of a contingency plan in case of an all-out war. Contrary to declared Norwegian policy, the agent also operated in a hitherto unknown transport of ammunition from a Norwegian strategic stockpile to Israel while the country was still at war.
"a nerve-racking story [...] we follow Hoel's movements to the smallest detail, retold with nerve and suspense, in a way which is definitely inspired by spy novels."
First published: 2008, Aschehoug
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