In this gripping debut thriller set during the Cold War, agents from MI5 and the CIA team up to find a Soviet spy.
July 1961. Once a shining star at MI5, agent Richard Knox is now suspended with a tarnished image. However, when he is called upon to investigate a double murder, Knox is given a chance to clear his name and find a traitor—but it could also destroy him. Fortunately, Knox isn’t the only one hunting for a mole. CIA recruit Abey Bennett is eager to help.
Meanwhile, in a secret Soviet Union city , scientist Irina Valera is on the verge of a communications breakthrough. It could change the world, especially for whatever country has control of it . . .
As three global powers engage in a battle for power, the Cold War begins to heat up for three people who must now fight to stay alive . . .
Praise for Red Corona
“Relentless and sleek. The pitch-perfect debut—a gripping espionage thriller in the vein of Charles Cumming, Tom Rob Smith, and Mick Herron—signals the arrival of a remarkable talent.” —A. J. Finn, author of the #1 New York Times–bestseller, The Woman in the Window
“A thoroughly engaging spy thriller that had me gripped from start to finish and left me desperate for more.” —S. J. Watson, author of the New York Times–bestseller, Before I Go to Sleep
“A clever and complex thriller with truly memorable characters. The ’60s setting is brilliantly done.” —Elly Griffiths. Edgar Award–winning author of the Ruth Galloway mysteries
“An entertaining blend of Le Carré-like in-house establishment rivalries and sheer propulsive action reminiscent of Len Deighton.” —Maxim Jakubowski