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'Even better than Child 44' Daily Telegraph
'Peppered with memorable characters, carved with precision, ... highly recommended' Shots Magazine
'Given that the definitive thriller in 1980's Moscow already exists (Gorky Park), Moskva looks like a crazy gamble. But it's one that comes off' Sunday Times
'A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma . . .'
January, 1986. A week after disgraced Intelligence Officer Tom Fox is stationed to Moscow the British Ambassador's fifteen-year-old daughter goes missing. Fox is ordered to find her, and fast. But the last thing the Soviets want is a foreign agent snooping about on their turf. Not when a killer they can't even acknowledge let alone catch is preparing to kill again . . .
A Cold War thriller haunted by an evil legacy from the Second World War, Moskva is a journey into the dark heart of another time and place.
'Mesmerising, surefooted, vividly realised . . . something special in the arena of international thrillers' Financial Times
'A compulsive and supremely intelligent thriller from a master stylist' Michael Marshall, author of The Straw Men
'A blizzard of exciting set pieces, superbly realized' Daily Telegraph
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ISBN-13: 9781405921725
ISBN-10: 1405921722
Pagini: 480
Dimensiuni: 133 x 200 x 31 mm
Greutate: 0.34 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Penguin
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Jack Grimwood, a.k.a Jon Courtenay Grimwood, was born in Malta and christened in the upturned bell of a ship. He grew up in the Far East, Britain and Scandinavia. Apart from novels, he writes for national newspapers including The Times, Telegraph, Independent and Guardian. Jon is two-time winner of the BSFA Award for Best Novel, first with Felaheen, and then End of the World Blues. His literary novel, The Last Banquet, published under the name Jonathan Grimwood, was shortlisted for Le Prix Montesquieu 2015. His work has been translated into fifteen languages. He is married to the journalist and novelist Sam Baker. Nightfall Berlin is his second thriller.


Like the city herself, Jack Grimwood's Moskva is richly layered, stylish, beautifully constructed, and full of passion beneath the chills. Part political thriller, part historical novel, part a story of personal redemptions, Moskva cements Jack Grimwood as a powerful new voice in thriller writing. Not to be missed.
Even better than Child 44
Given that the definitive thriller in 1980's Moscow already exists (Martin Cruz Smith's Gorky Park), Jack Grimwood's Moskva looks like a crazy gamble. But it's one that comes off . . .
Tom Fox is well drawn, the action scenes are filled with energy and tension, but the real hero of Moskva is Russia itself, bleak, corrupt, falling apart, but with an incurable humanity
A compulsive and supremely intelligent thriller from a master stylist
A first-rate thriller - Moskva grips from the very first page. Heartily recommended
Hard to know what to praise first here: the operatic sweep of this mesmerising novel; the surefooted orchestration of tension; or the vividly realised sense of time and place; all of these factors mark Jack Grimwood's Moskva out as something special in the arena of international thrillers

Memorable characters, powerful recreations of history and an unrelenting pace that will keep you breathless. A striking début in the genre.
A sublime writer . . . I felt glimmers of Le Carré shining through the prose.
If you love thrillers Jack Grimwood is the name you need to remember...

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Red Square, 1985.
The naked body of a young man is left outside the walls of the Kremlin; frozen solid - like marble to the touch - missing the little finger from his right hand.
A week later, Alex Marston, the headstrong fifteen-year-old daughter of the British Ambassador disappears. Army Intelligence Officer Tom Fox, posted to Moscow to keep him from telling the truth back home, is asked to help find her. It's a shot at redemption.
But Russia is reluctant to give up the worst of her secrets. As Fox's investigation sees him dragged deeper towards the dark heart of a Soviet establishment determined to protect its own so his fears grow, with those of the girl's father, for Alex's safety.
And if Fox can't find her soon, she looks likely to become the next victim of a sadistic killer whose story is bound tight to that of his country's terrible past . . .