From the Publisher
WHO IS AGENT 6?
Tom Rob Smith''s debut, Child 44, was an immediate publishing
sensation and marked the arrival of a major new talent in
contemporary fiction. Named one of top 100 thrillers of all time by
NPR, it hit bestseller lists around the world, won the CWA Ian
Fleming Steel Dagger Award and the ITW Thriller Award for Best
First Novel, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
In this spellbinding new novel, Tom Rob Smith probes the tenuous
border between love and obsession as Leo Demidov struggles to
untangle the threads of a devastating conspiracy that shatters
everything he holds dear. Deftly capturing the claustrophobic
intensity of the Cold War-era Soviet Union, it''s at once a
heart-pounding thriller and a richly atmospheric novel of
Leo Demidov is no longer a member of Moscow''s secret police.
But when his wife, Raisa, and daughters Zoya and Elena are invited
on a "Peace Tour" to New York City, he is immediately
Forbidden to travel with his family and trapped on the other side
of the world, Leo watches helplessly as events in New York unfold
and those closest to his heart are pulled into a web of political
conspiracy and betrayal-one that will end in tragedy.
In the horrible aftermath, Leo demands only one thing: to
investigate the killer who destroyed his family. His request is
summarily denied. Crippled by grief and haunted by the need to find
out exactly what happened on that night in New York, Leo takes
matters into his own hands. It is a quest that will span decades,
and take Leo around the world--from Moscow, to the mountains of
Soviet-controlled Afghanistan, to the backstreets of New York--in
pursuit of the one man who knows the truth: Agent 6.
About the Author
Tom Rob Smith graduated from Cambridge University in 2001 and lives in London . His previous novels, Child 44 and The Secret Speech , were both instant New York Times and international bestsellers. You can visit his website at www.TomRobSmith.com
About the Book
Tom Rob Smith-the bestselling, award-winning author of CHILD 44 and
THE SECRET SPEECH, and one of the most critically-acclaimed new
writers of our time-returns with a thrilling and provocative new
A NEW WORLD
Published: January 5, 2012
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0446550760
ISBN - 13: 9780446550765