Paul Vidich - The Coldest Warrior

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Paul Vidich - The Coldest Warrior

Post by NGC300 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:45 pm

Paul Vidich - The Coldest Warrior

| Crime Fiction | Thriller/Espionage | epub |
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In 1953, Dr. Charles Wilson, a government scientist, died when he 'jumped or fell' from the ninth floor of a Washington hotel. As his wife and children grieve, the details of the incident remain buried for twenty-two years. With the release of the Rockefeller Commission report on illegal CIA activities in 1975, the Wilson case suddenly becomes news again. Wilson's family and the public are demanding answers, especially as some come to suspect the CIA of foul play, and agents in the CIA, FBI, and White House will do anything to make sure the truth doesn't get out. Enter agent Jack Gabriel, an old friend of the Wilson family who is instructed by the CIA director to find out what really happened to Wilson. It's Gabriel's last mission before he retires from the agency, and his most perilous. Key witnesses connected to the case die from suspicious causes, and Gabriel realizes that the closer he gets to the truth, the more his entire family is at risk.


Review

'Vidich perfectly captures the era's paranoid mood' - The Times

'A terse and convincing thriller... This stand-alone work reaches a new level of moral complexity and brings into stark relief the often contradictory nature of spycraft' - Wall Street Journal

'In the manner of Charles Cumming and recent le Carré, Vidich pits spies on the same side against one another in a kind of internal cold war' - Booklist

'Fans of John le Carré will appreciate the backroom, clubby old-boy network that seemed to define spying in the 1950s' - Publishers Weekly

'His work has vaulted into the ranks of such thinking-man's spy novels as Joseph Kanon and Alan Furst' - Stephen Schiff, writer and co-executive producer of the hit FX series The Americans

'An unputdownable mole hunt written in terse, noirish prose, driving us inexorably forward' - Olen Steinhauer, author of The Tourist

'This is splendid stuff, with a complexity and reach. Vidich is clearly a name to watch' - Barry Forshaw, editor of Crime Time

'An Honorable Man is that rare beast: a good, old fashioned spy novel' - John Connolly, international bestselling author of A Song of Shadows


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