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Moscow at Midnight
A Sunday Times Crime Club Star Pick*****
Max Rushmore is re-hired by the CIA to return to Moscow and investigate the death of a beautiful nuclear waste disposal expert. But Max, who can drink even the Russians under the table, soon uncovers all sorts of inconsistencies: could it even be that she is not dead at all?
So begins a game of cat-and-mouse that takes Max across Russia, from St Petersburg to Novosibirsk, as he follows his only clue: a rare Siberian diamond.
With all the breathless tension of classic espionage novels, Moscow at Midnight is both humorous and utterly enthralling – in every sense, a fast-paced pageturner of the old school.
REVIEWS OF Moscow at Midnight
"Grimy charm, acerbic wit." The Times & Sunday Times Crime Club Star Pick
“Great! Tense right up to the final page... A multi-layered, thrilling novel that is diffcult to resist and hard to put down, even at the end.” – Süddeutsche Zeitung.
“Sally McGrane’s fantastic debut is a commentary on the madness of Russia, in general – and Moscow, in particular.” Die Welt.
“Perfect for anyone who loves exciting detective and spy stories.” – Sankt Michaelsbund.
“A worthy successor to John le Carré... A fast-paced, well-written spy thriller, full of unexpected twists and turns.” – Buchbord