Red to Black by Alex Dryden

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Red to Black has more in common with the elegantly paced books of John le Carré 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-Dispatch
 
Gorky 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.

 

About Alex Dryden

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Alex Dryden is a writer and journalist with many years experience in security matters. When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, Dryden watched the statues of Lenin fall across the former Soviet Union. Since then he has charted the false dawn of democracy in Russia as the country morphed into the world's most powerful secret state-and his insider's view has informed all of his novels. The Blind Spy is the third in the Anna Resnikov series.
 
Published June 15, 2010 by Ecco. 400 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, History, Romance. Fiction

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Over the next few years, at first with Anna’s quiet support and eventually with her active connivance, Finn unravels a convoluted plan hatched decades earlier to launder “black money” through Luxembourg, Russia’s client states and elsewhere, and to deploy it in ways that could shift the world’s b...

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The deep waters of the Cold War might be just as frigid as ever.

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Finn and Anna find themselves in a vertiginous game of cat and mouse with each other, with their overseers, and against the fatal criminal world of black markets filled with industrial giants and cutthroat government operatives.

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If you don't see the current peaceful relationship between the old foes of the Cold War as fertile grounds for inspiring a new spy novel, Alex Dryden might argue you aren’t looking deep enough.

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Book Reporter

We are informed that Alex Dryden, the author of RED TO BLACK, is a pseudonym for a British journalist and writer who has watched and chronicled the transformations of the Russian Empire for over two decades.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Although Alex Dryden has created a spy thriller with a heart-racing plot and sizzling romance, the real reason to read this novel is to understand just what post-Cold War Russian politics are all about.

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Military.com

Someone once said that good novels are lies that reveal the truth, and the author of this fine espionage thriller writes that fiction is a good way to get at "hidden truths."

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