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Tom Rob Smith-the author whose debut, Child 44, has been called "brilliant" (Chicago Tribune), "remarkable" (Newsweek) and "sensational" (Entertainment Weekly)-returns with an intense, suspenseful new novel: a story where the sins of the past threaten to destroy the present, where families must overcome unimaginable obstacles to save their loved ones, and where hope for a better tomorrow is found in the most unlikely of circumstances . . .

THE SECRET SPEECH

Soviet Union, 1956. Stalin is dead, and a violent regime is beginning to fracture-leaving behind a society where the police are the criminals, and the criminals are innocent. A secret speech composed by Stalin's successor Khrushchev is distributed to the entire nation. Its message: Stalin was a tyrant. Its promise: The Soviet Union will change.

Facing his own personal turmoil, former state security officer Leo Demidov is also struggling to change. The two young girls he and his wife Raisa adopted have yet to forgive him for his part in the death of their parents. They are not alone. Now that the truth is out, Leo, Raisa, and their family are in grave danger from someone consumed by the dark legacy of Leo's past career. Someone transformed beyond recognition into the perfect model of vengeance.

From the streets of Moscow in the throes of political upheaval, to the Siberian gulags, and to the center of the Hungarian uprising in Budapest, THE SECRET SPEECH is a breathtaking, epic novel that confirms Tom Rob Smith as one of the most exciting new authors writing today.

Synopsis:

The author of "Child 44" returns with an intense, suspenseful new novel: a story in which the sins of the past threaten to destroy the present, families must overcome unimaginable obstacles to save their loved ones, and hope for a better tomorrow is found in the most unlikely of circumstances.

About the Author

Tom Rob Smith graduated from Cambridge University in 2001 and lives in London. His novels in the Child 44 trilogy were New York Times bestsellers and international publishing sensations. Among its many honors, Child 44 won the ITW 2009 Thriller Award for Best First Novel, The Strand Magazine 2008 Critics Award for Best First Novel, the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780446402415
Author:
Smith, Tom Rob
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
Fear; Soviet culture; Soviet politics; Violence; Life changes; Paranoia; Justice; Life changes; Family relationships; Adopted children; Revenge; Grudges; Kidnapping; Hostages
Series:
The Child 44 Trilogy
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 1.5 in 0.82 lb

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