Red to Black

Red to Black Cover

Red to Black

By Alex Dryden

HarperLuxe, Paperback, Large Print, 9780061885938, 533pp.

Publication Date: August 18, 2009

Description

Red to Black has more in common with the elegantly paced books of John le Carre than it does with Ian Fleming's James Bond novels. But readers who appreciate a healthy dose of real-world worries in their spy novels won t complain. Richmond Times-DispatchGorky Park for the Putin era, Red To Black by Alex Dryden 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. Welcome to the New Russia.



Praise For Red to Black

“Prescient . . . [Red to Black] depicts a frightening and ruthless Russia, which answers to nobody.”
-The Economist

“Terrifying, quite frankly . . . chillingly unputdownable—everything you didn’t want to know about Putin but were afraid to ask.”
-Emma Thompson

“Alex Dryden’s brilliant and unforgettable novel has told me more about the making of modern Russia than I could learn from all books of journalism and contemporary history combined...nothing short of miraculous.”
-Stephen Fry

“An exceptional novel by any standard; readers who enjoy a love story mixed with their espionage (à la le Carré‘s The Little Drummer Girl) will appreciate.”
-Library Journal (starred review)

“Dryden has written a superb spy novel....the warning bell that “Red to Black” sounds against Putin’s Russia has a powerful ring, especially when it turns to the KGB.”
-Richmond Times-Dispatch

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