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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (211 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alex Dryden Narrator: Anne Flosnik Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Anna Resnikov Series Release Date:
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Gorky Park for the Putin era, Red to Black could have been ripped from recent headlines. At once a spy thriller, a love story, and a chilling look at a dangerously resurgent superpower, it is a masterful work that Stephen Fry calls, “Brilliant and unforgettable…Nothing short of miraculous.”

As the story unfolds in the dimly lit worlds of the Russian and British secret services, a truly frightening portrait of the new, aggressive Russian state emerges—a Russia dominated by the KGB’s successors: powerful, modern, technocratic, and free from political control.

Welcome to the New Russia.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erin | 2/2/2014

    " This is the prequel to Boompa's most recent recommendation. // well, I hope the sequel is better written. Interesting premise, but all exposition. Hard to do a thriller totally in flashbacks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Doug | 1/30/2014

    " A nice change for the spy novel. Written from the Russian KGB agent's point of view, and with a focus on Putin's government. A lot of Cold War history, woven into the plot very successfully. Took a hundred pages or so to get going, but well worth it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lesley | 1/30/2014

    " Torn between a 2 and a 3 rating. Interesting Russian/Soviet history. Storyline was adequate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alex | 1/15/2014

    " Can spies really fall in love and quit the spy business? I'm sure it's like quitting organized crime but the flip side of the coin. It was interesting having the history of the cold war interspersed with the plot and how a professional job can turn personal. "

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About the Author
Author Alex Dryden

Alex Dryden is a writer and journalist with many years of experience in security matters. When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, Dryden watched the statues of Lenin fall across the former Soviet Union. Since then he has charted the false dawn of democracy in Russia as the country has transformed into the world’s most powerful secret state.