THREE DECADES.TWO MURDERS.ONE CONSPIRACY.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... show more
THREE DECADES.TWO MURDERS.ONE CONSPIRACY.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....AGENT 6Leo 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.
Publish date: January 5th 2012
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 469
Edition language: English
Series: Leo Demidov (#3)
Tom Rob Smith ist vermutlich der Begründer meiner Vorliebe für politische Thriller. Sein Debüt „Kind 44“ trat in mein Leben, als ich längst genug hatte von ewig gleichen Psychothrillern. Die Geschichte des Agenten Leo Demidow, der versucht, in einem System Serienmorde aufzuklären, in dem es offiziel...
bookshelves: spring-2015, ipad, bedside, e-book, tbr-busting-2015, published-2011 Read from April 22 to May 04, 2015 Description: It is 1965. Leo Demidov, a former secret police agent, is forbidden to travel with his wife and daughters from Moscow to New York. They are part of a "Peace Tour," m...
Leo Demidov has once again changed careers and is no longer a member of Russia’s secret police but because of his former career is he is still very much on the government radar. When his wife Raisa and his daughters, Elena and Zoya, are invited to take part in a “Peace Tour” to New York City Leo is...
Although this book didn’t disappoint me, I found it the least captivating of the three he’s written so far. It takes quite a while for the story to kick in, and even longer before we find out what the title refers to. Leo is still likeable as ever, but he spends too much time traipsing all over the ...
I have now completed reading all three of Tom Robb Smith's book. Child 44 was outstanding. The Secret speech dropped a notch with the poor relationship with his two adopted daughters. Agent 6 has several items which bothered me. The title is a poor choice as it relates to a minor character. Gran...