In a Soviet prison camp near Murmansk is an old man, bowed but not
broken, known only by a number. Were his name to be made known,
his fellow inmates would kill him.
For this old man with blackened teeth and arthritic legs is Stepan Ilyich Povin,
former KGB general, now disgraced but kept alive for the sake of the secret
which he has retained through two years of interrogation and beatings.
Povin’s secret is the final link in a chain whose completion would make his
former masters very happy indeed – a secret which draws British Intelligence
ever closer to the camp in the Artic Circle…
NOCTURNE FOR THE GENERAL is the conclusion to the Stepan Povin trilogy
which began with The Man Called Kyril.