By Tom Rob Smith
WHO IS AGENT 6?
Tom Rob Smith's debut, baby forty four, was once an instantaneous publishing sensation and marked the arriving of a huge new expertise in modern fiction. Named one in all best a hundred thrillers of all time through NPR, it hit bestseller lists worldwide, received the CWA Ian Fleming metal Dagger Award and the ITW mystery Award for most sensible First Novel, and was once longlisted for the guy Booker Prize.
In this spellbinding new novel, Tom Rob Smith probes the tenuous border among love and obsession as Leo Demidov struggles to untangle the threads of a devastating conspiracy that shatters every thing he holds pricey. Deftly shooting the claustrophobic depth of the chilly War-era Soviet Union, it's immediately a heart-pounding mystery and a richly atmospheric novel of notable depth....
Leo Demidov is not any longer a member of Moscow's mystery police. but if his spouse, Raisa, and daughters Zoya and Elena are invited on a "Peace Tour" to big apple urban, he's instantly suspicious.
Forbidden to trip together with his kinfolk and trapped at the different aspect of the realm, Leo watches helplessly as occasions in manhattan spread and people closest to his center are pulled right into a internet of political conspiracy and betrayal-one that might lead to tragedy.
In the terrible aftermath, Leo calls for just one factor: to enquire the killer who destroyed his relatives. His request is summarily denied. Crippled by means of grief and haunted through the necessity to discover precisely what occurred on that evening in manhattan, Leo takes concerns into his personal fingers. it's a quest that would span many years, and take Leo round the world-from Moscow, to the mountains of Soviet-controlled Afghanistan, to the backstreets of recent York-in pursuit of the only guy who understands the reality: Agent 6.
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