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Moscow Sting
     

Moscow Sting

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by Alex Dryden, Simon Vance (Narrated by)
 

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When Finn, a former British spy, is poisoned by a Russian assassin, his ex-boss Adrian, chief of MI6, wants vengeance. He also wants answers-information that only Finn's widow, Anna, knows. But the former KGB colonel who betrayed her country for love vanished with their child shortly after Finn's death. Adrian isn't the only one eager to find Anna. Finn accessed

Overview

When Finn, a former British spy, is poisoned by a Russian assassin, his ex-boss Adrian, chief of MI6, wants vengeance. He also wants answers-information that only Finn's widow, Anna, knows. But the former KGB colonel who betrayed her country for love vanished with their child shortly after Finn's death. Adrian isn't the only one eager to find Anna. Finn accessed intelligence so sensitive that the KGB are willing to kill again to protect it-a chase that has piqued the interest of the major intelligence agencies, be they government-sponsored or private, around the world. Though Medvedev has assumed the presidency, everyone knows that Putin continues to pull all the strings. Just what is Russia concealing beneath its immense new oil wealth and veil of political cordiality? Anna holds the key to unlocking the secrets of her motherland. Taken to America for protection and information, the former Russian agent faces her greatest test: to ensure her freedom and protect her child, she must uncover the full truth before anyone else-even as friend and foe both set her in their sights. Moving from Paris to New York, the Kremlin to the American Southwest, Moscow Sting is an absorbing and timely tale of intrigue, betrayal, fatal lies, and complex truths, told with the authentic detail and chilling insight of an experienced insider.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Red to Black reinvigorated the classic Cold War espionage genre. Moscow Sting...is every bit as good." ---Booklist Starred Review

"Red to Black reinvigorated the classic Cold War espionage genre. Moscow Sting...is every bit as good." ---Booklist Starred Review
Publishers Weekly
British author Dryden's poignant portrayal of Anna Resnikov, a KGB colonel who forsook her country to marry a former MI6 agent, Finn, powers this intense sequel to his 2009 debut, Red to Black. After a Russian assassin poisons Finn in Paris and delivers his body to the British embassy in Berlin three days later, Anna goes on the run with her young son by Finn. She becomes a pawn in a deadly game involving numerous intelligence agencies and contractors who recognize that only she knows the identity of Mikhail, a ghostlike double agent who's close to Vladimir Putin and possesses invaluable information about the "new" Russia--specifically its strategies to do with its substantial Siberian oil riches--that could dramatically affect the world's balance of power. While the breakneck pacing and serpentine plot will satisfy espionage fans, the ingenuity and insight that Anna displays in her desperate plight leave a more lasting impression than all the spy machinations. (Aug.)
The Economist
“Prescient . . . Red to Black depicts a frightening and ruthless Russia, which answers to nobody.”
Booklist (starred review)
“Dryden follows up his superb debut, Red to Black (2009), with a riveting sequel... Red to Black reinvigorated the classic Cold War espionage genre. Moscow Sting, with its clever, devious, conflicted characters, its tension and verisimilitude, and its complex but fully plausible plot, is every bit as good.”
World Magazine
“Engaging and fast-paced thriller.”
Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Moscow Sting suggests [Dryden] has finished the crossover from journalist to full-fledged thriller writer. Keep an eye on Dryden. If he continues to infuse the genre with serious political insights and warnings, he could be the next John le Carré.”
Booklist
"Dryden follows up his superb debut, Red to Black (2009), with a riveting sequel... Red to Black reinvigorated the classic Cold War espionage genre. Moscow Sting, with its clever, devious, conflicted characters, its tension and verisimilitude, and its complex but fully plausible plot, is every bit as good."
Phillip Margolin
“MOSCOW STING is a gripping, action-packed insider’s view of modern day espionage with a clever twist at the end. Ex-KGB Colonel Anna Resnikov is a terrific heroine, who I hope will return with future adventures.”
James Grippando
“Alex Dryden is a writer who can please everyone from fans of old LeCarre to students of current affairs. MOSCOW STING is a thought-provoking and entertaining follow up to the terrific Red to Black. No sophomore slump here.”
Lisa Black
“Hands down, one of the most convincing spy stories you’ll ever read.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400146277
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
08/03/2010
Edition description:
Library - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)

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Lisa Black
“Hands down, one of the most convincing spy stories you’ll ever read.”
Phillip Margolin
“MOSCOW STING is a gripping, action-packed insider’s view of modern day espionage with a clever twist at the end. Ex-KGB Colonel Anna Resnikov is a terrific heroine, who I hope will return with future adventures.”
From the Publisher
"Red to Black reinvigorated the classic Cold War espionage genre. Moscow Sting...is every bit as good." —-Booklist Starred Review
James Grippando
“Alex Dryden is a writer who can please everyone from fans of old LeCarre to students of current affairs. MOSCOW STING is a thought-provoking and entertaining follow up to the terrific Red to Black. No sophomore slump here.”

Meet the Author

Alex Dryden is a writer and journalist with many years of experience in security matters. When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, Dryden watched the statues of Lenin fall across the former Soviet Union.

Simon Vance, a former BBC Radio presenter and newsreader, is a full-time actor who has appeared on both stage and television. He has recorded over eight hundred audiobooks and has earned five coveted Audie Awards, and he has won fifty-seven Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine, which has named him a Golden Voice.

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Moscow Sting 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 289 reviews.
KenCady More than 1 year ago
Moscow Sting is a fairly typical spy novel, but well-written and entertaining as expected for a good one. The characters are believable and the plot interesting and well-timed. I liked it enough to get the first in the series.
rosy-posyTX More than 1 year ago
Good story, great read ...and it was free! I love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, great research, topical for today's world politics, and suspenseful. I recommend Alex Dryden' book to others and plan to purchase Red to Black and The Blind Spy. p.s. I found myself thinking about getting back to the book when I was away from it. What could be better than that?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This tale of espionage is fully updated to the realm of espionage today. Its fantastic.
CozyRead More than 1 year ago
Thanks for the opportune to try new genres/authors!
TonyMO More than 1 year ago
Good spy thriller, I just don't see why Anna doesn't debrief the Americans fully--it's not like she's going to be killed afterward. Maybe she's trying to protect Mikhail; I doubt this because he already was a source to the British.
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book was okay, I thought the ending was a little anti-climatic for all the build up. i will say that it did grab my attention but was a slow read. if you get through the first half of the book then it will keep your interested.
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Very good!
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