Red To Black
Finn is a veteran MI6 operative stationed in Moscow. In the guise of an amiable trade secretary, he has penetrated deep into the dangerous labyrinth that is Russia under Vladimir Putin to discover some of its darkest secrets, thanks to a high-level source deep within the Kremlin. The youngest... show more
Finn is a veteran MI6 operative stationed in Moscow. In the guise of an amiable trade secretary, he has penetrated deep into the dangerous labyrinth that is Russia under Vladimir Putin to discover some of its darkest secrets, thanks to a high-level source deep within the Kremlin. The youngest female colonel in the KGB, Anna is the ambitious daughter of one of the former Soviet Union's elite espionage families. Charged with helping to make Russia strong again under Putin, she is ordered to spy on Finn and discover the identity of his mole. At the dawn of the new millennium, these adversaries find themselves brought together by an unexpected love that becomes the only truth they can trust. When Finn uncovers a shocking and ingenious plan—hatched in the depths of the Cold War—to control the European continent and shift the balance of world power, he and Anna are thrust into a deadly plot in which friend and foe wear the same face. With time running out, they will race across Europe and risk everything—career, reputation, and even their own lives—to expose the terrifying truth.
Publish date: August 18th 2009
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Anna Resnikov (#1)
The New Cold War between the end-stage capitalist economies and the vicious, Darwinian crony-capitalist Putinesque Russia is Alex Dryden's subject for RED TO BLACKhttp://tinyurl.com/mkwz9bk3.5* from me and recommended to left-leaning friends
Laced with errors in tense, misplaced modifiers, and bogged down in minutiae, Red to Black is the slowest read I've endured in a long time. It is marketed as a thriller, a spy story, a love story, and according to Emma Thompson "unputdownable". Stephen Fry says it is "brilliant and unforgettable" ...
250 pages, and I grit my teeth every time I pick the thing up, so never mind. I should have trusted my spidey sense, which tingled when three of the blurbs on the book came from Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, and Emma Thompson. Now, I've nothing against any of these very talented people. Hell, Laurie'...