480 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.5 in
January 5, 2012
Grand Central Publishing
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0446550760
ISBN - 13: 9780446550765
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 novel.
A NEW WORLD
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 extraordinary depth....
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 suspicious.
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
International #1 bestselling author Tom Rob Smith graduated from<_st13a_placename _w3a_st="on">Cambridge<_st13a_placetype _w3a_st="on">Universityin 2001 and lives in<_st13a_city _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">London. His novels in theChild 44trilogywereNew York Timesbestsellers and international publishing sensations. Among its many honors,Child 44won the ITW 2009 Thriller Award for Best First Novel,The Strand Magazine2008 Critics Award for Best First Novel, the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
"A new talent who looks set to be entertaining and moving us for many decades to come."-The Scotsman