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Agent 6

Agent 6

Author(s): Tom Rob Smith

Location(s): Afghanistan, Russia, United States (USA)

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Second half of the 20th Century

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Agent 6, the third and final outing for the conflicted former MGB officer, brings the trilogy of novels to a resounding climax. Leo’s new civilian life with his wife Raisa and his family has acquired equilibrium, but the USSR...

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Among the Russians

Among the Russians

Author(s): Colin Thubron

Location(s): Russia

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): 1980s

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Among the Russians is a marvellous account of a solitary journey by car from St. Petersburg and the Baltic States south to Georgia and Armenia. A gifted writer and intrepid traveller, Thubron grapples with the complexities of Russian identity...

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Empress of the Night

Empress of the Night

Author(s): Eva Stachniak

Location(s): St Petersburg (Leningrad)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 18th century

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“We quarrel about power, not about love.” Catherine the Great takes centre stage in best selling author Eva Stachniak’s latest novel. Gorgeously written with vivid detail and lyrical prose, EMPRESS OF THE NIGHT is an intimate and revealing portrait...

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Flesh-Coloured Dominoes

Flesh-Coloured Dominoes

Author(s): Zigmunds Skujinš

Location(s): Baltic Coast, Russia

Genre(s): Fantasy, Mystery

Era(s): 18th Century to WW2 and modern

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When Baroness Valtraute von Bruegen’s officer husband’s body is severed in two, she is delighted to find that the lower half has been sewn onto the upper body of the humble local captain Ulste. She conceives a child only...

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Icebreaker

Icebreaker

Author(s): John Gardner

Location(s): Finland, Russia

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Later 20th Century

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James Bond is back in this continuation novel set in Finland and Russia. Forced to work with small group of elite American, Russian and Israeli spies, Bond must stop a new terrorist group hellbent on creating a New Third...

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Kill with a Borrowed Knife: or Agent Ai

Kill with a Borrowed Knife: or Agent Ai

Author(s): Michael Wreford

Location(s): Beijing (Peking), China, Hong Kong, Moscow

Genre(s): Thriller

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China, the eve of the September 11 attacks. A powerful cyber weapon is about to be released. Only one man can stop it … Journalist and SIS (MI6) contract agent George Quant arrives on the run in Beijing. Estranged...

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Midnight in St Petersburg

Midnight in St Petersburg

Author(s): Vanora Bennett

Location(s): St Petersburg (Leningrad)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Early 20th century

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St Petersburg,1911: Inna Feldman has fled the pogroms of the south to take refuge with distant relatives in Russia’s capital city. Welcomed into the flamboyant Leman family, she is apprenticed into their violin-making workshop. With her looks and talents,...

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Moscow Noir

Moscow Noir

Author(s): Natalia Smirnova

Location(s): Moscow

Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories

Era(s): Modern

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“crime fiction featuring hard-boiled cynical characters and bleak sleazy settings.” Dirty dealings in the middle of the night, in the snow, very louche, stereotypical Moscow? Judge for yourself

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Moscow Rules

Moscow Rules

Author(s): Daniel Silva

Location(s): Courchevel, Italy, Moscow

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 2000s

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The violent death of a journalist leads secret agent Gabriel Allon to Russia. But this is not the grim Moscow of Soviet times, but a new Moscow, awash in oil wealth and in thrall to a new generation of...

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One Night in Winter

One Night in Winter

Author(s): Simon Sebag Montefiore

Location(s): Moscow

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1945

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If your children were forced to testify against you, what terrible secrets would they reveal? Moscow 1945. As Stalin and his courtiers celebrate victory over Hitler, shots ring out. On a nearby bridge, a teenage boy and girl lie dead. But this...

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