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By Tom Rob Smith





Tom Rob Smith's debut, baby forty four, was once a right away publishing sensation and marked the arriving of an incredible new expertise in modern fiction. Named one in every of best a hundred thrillers of all time by way of NPR, it hit bestseller lists worldwide, gained the CWA Ian Fleming metal Dagger Award and the ITW mystery Award for top First Novel, and used to be longlisted for the fellow Booker Prize.

In this spellbinding new novel, Tom Rob Smith probes the tenuous border among love and obsession as Leo Demidov struggles to untangle the threads of a devastating conspiracy that shatters every little thing he holds expensive. Deftly taking pictures the claustrophobic depth of the chilly War-era Soviet Union, it's straight away a heart-pounding mystery and a richly atmospheric novel of remarkable depth....


Leo Demidov isn't any longer a member of Moscow's mystery police. but if his spouse, Raisa, and daughters Zoya and Elena are invited on a "Peace Tour" to manhattan urban, he's instantly suspicious.

Forbidden to shuttle together with his family members and trapped at the different part of the realm, Leo watches helplessly as occasions in manhattan spread and people closest to his center are pulled right into a internet of political conspiracy and betrayal-one that may lead to tragedy.

In the terrible aftermath, Leo calls for just one factor: to enquire the killer who destroyed his kinfolk. His request is summarily denied. Crippled by means of grief and haunted by way of the necessity to discover precisely what occurred on that evening in manhattan, Leo takes concerns into his personal arms. it's a quest that might span many years, and take Leo round the world-from Moscow, to the mountains of Soviet-controlled Afghanistan, to the backstreets of recent York-in pursuit of the single guy who understands the reality: Agent 6.

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Gracie shrugged. ’ ‘I don’t make the rules. I bin here before most, but I don’t get any say. ’ So that was the trouble! ‘I didn’t ask,’ said Gracie. ‘No? ’ Kitty flounced away, then came back to face Gracie. ‘And another thing – don’t go talking to that gardener. ’ ‘I like him,’ said Gracie. ’ She wanted to tell Kitty what she had learned from her mother, that you take people as you find them. And she wanted to say that she was sorry Kitty had been given her late shift. But she didn’t. ’ First, she collected fresh water to refill the boilers.

But you do want to go to England,’ said Peggy. ’ ‘I just want to be there. ’ Gracie sighed. ’ ‘Of course you haven’t,’ said Peggy. ’ ‘And you can walk miles and miles through bluebell woods,’ said Hester. ’ ‘A ... ’ Jess stared at Hester. ’ ‘My mother tells me. ’ She glanced at Gracie and a shadow flicked across her eyes. ‘I’m sorry. ’ ‘It’s all right. My mother never lived in a place like that. ’ Gracie pushed damp hair out of her eyes and turned her face to the sea. 48 Gracie & the Emperor-pp 31/3/03 3:13 PM Page 49 ‘In Mother’s village, there were swans, and houses with thatched roofs,’ said Peggy.

It makes your teeth black,’ said Betsy. ’ ‘I’m not rude,’ she said. ’ 54 Gracie & the Emperor-pp 31/3/03 3:13 PM Page 55 Bonaparte shook his head, and let the boy down from his lap. ‘Tu ne seras jamais soldat . . jamais! he said. ’The boy didn’t seem to care, or maybe he didn’t understand. When Bonaparte turned and saw Gracie, she held her hand to her face and hurried on. One Saturday morning, she left Jamestown early after bath time and hiked up the interweaving goat tracks into the mountains behind The Briars.

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