By Tom Rob Smith
WHO IS AGENT 6?
Tom Rob Smith's debut, baby forty four, was once a right away publishing sensation and marked the arriving of a big new expertise in modern fiction. Named considered one of most sensible 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 used to be longlisted for the fellow 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 expensive. Deftly taking pictures the claustrophobic depth of the chilly War-era Soviet Union, it's instantly a heart-pounding mystery and a richly atmospheric novel of awesome depth....
Leo Demidov isn't 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 commute along with his relatives and trapped at the different part of the realm, Leo watches helplessly as occasions in manhattan spread and people closest to his middle are pulled right into a internet of political conspiracy and betrayal-one that would lead to tragedy.
In the terrible aftermath, Leo calls for just one factor: to enquire the killer who destroyed his family members. His request is summarily denied. Crippled via grief and haunted by means of the necessity to discover precisely what occurred on that evening in manhattan, Leo takes issues into his personal arms. it's a quest that may span a long time, and take Leo round the world-from Moscow, to the mountains of Soviet-controlled Afghanistan, to the backstreets of latest York-in pursuit of the only guy who understands the reality: Agent 6.
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Agent 6 (Leo Demidov, Book 3) by Tom Rob Smith