Citizen Orlov

Citizen Orlov

by Jonathan Payne
Citizen Orlov

Citizen Orlov

by Jonathan Payne

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Overview

“[An] enjoyable comic fable . . .” —Wall Street Journal

This auspicious debut announces a bright new voice in comic suspense.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Not every fishmonger can be a secret agent.

Journey to an unnamed mountainous country in central Europe at the end of the Great War. Enter Citizen Orlov, a simple fishmonger and an honest, upright citizen, who answers a phone call meant for a secret agent and stumbles into a hidden world of espionage and secrecy. Recruited by the Ministry of Security, he is sent on assignment to safeguard the king.

But Orlov soon discovers that his ministry handler, the alluring femme fatale Agent Zelle, is planning not to protect the king but to assassinate him. Caught in a web of plot and counterplot, confusing loyalties, and explosive betrayals, Orlov finds himself on trial for murder. Given the opportunity to clear his name, he finds that the lives of his friends, mother, and fellow citizens hang in the balance.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780744309010
Publisher: CamCat Publishing
Publication date: 05/23/2023
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 401,575
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Payne is a British-American writer based outside Washington, D.C. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Novel Writing from Middlesex University, London. His short fiction has been featured at the North London Story Festival and in magazines including Turnpike, Twist in Time and Fiction Kitchen Berlin. Before moving to the United States, he worked for the British government on matters of national security. When not writing or reading, he can be found in the boxing gym. Follow him at www.jonathanpayne.org and on Twitter @jon7payne.

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