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February 2012 Book of the Month.
Agent 6 is the third in Tom Rob Smith's trilogy about a former MGB agent, Leo Demidov. His stunning debut Child 44, set in Russia in 1953 won him the Galaxy New Writer of the Year 2009. The second The Secret Speech, again set in the 1950's, was equally gripping. In Agent 6 it is 1965 and Leo Demidov has a wife and teenage daughters - but can he stop his past life destroying his current one? Three decades. Two murders. One conspiracy. Who is Agent 6?
Moscow, 1965. Former Secret Service agent Leo Demidov is forbidden to travel with his wife and daughters to New York as part of a 'Peace Tour', meant to foster better relations between the two Cold War enemies. Leo's natural paranoia reaches its peak: Why have his family been selected? What is being planned? When Leo's worst fears are realised and a tragic murder destroys everything he loves, he demands only one thing: that he is allowed to investigate and find the killer who has struck at the heart of his family. Crippled by grief, his request denied, Leo sees no other option than to take matters into his own hands, thousands of miles from the crime scene. In a surprising, thrilling story that spans decades and continents - from the backstreets of 1960s New York to the mountains of Afghanistan in the 1980s - Leo will stop at nothing as he hunts the one person who knows the truth: Agent 6.
‘[Agent 6 has] an improvised feel, a terrific, freewheeling energy and pace, to which Rob Smith’s no-nonsense prose is perfectly suited’ Daily Telegraph
'Smith is superb at evoking the day-to-day realities and bitter ironies of the cold war… immaculately researched sections are individually pungent and powerful' Metro
'It's an amazing story full of intrigue and espionage that you won't want to put down' Essentials
'Smith remains a brilliant depicter of the past' Sunday Times
'Tense and moving' Heat
Publication date: 19/01/2012
Publisher: Pocket Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
|Publication date:||19th January 2012|
|Author:||Tom Rob Smith|
|Publisher:||Pocket Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Espionage & spy thriller,|
Born in 1979 to a Swedish mother and an English father, Tom Rob Smith's bestselling novels in the Child 44 trilogy were international publishing sensations. Among its many honours, Child 44 won the International Thriller Writer Award for Best First Novel, the Galaxy Book Award for Best New Writer, the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and the inaugural Desmond Elliot Prize. Child 44 is now a major motion picture starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman. Author photo © Bildschön/Mark BassettMore About Tom Rob Smith