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Moscow Sting
     

Moscow Sting

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by Alex Dryden
 

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“Alex Dryden is a writer who can please everyone from fans of old LeCarré to students of current affairs. Moscow Sting is a thought-provoking and entertaining follow up to the terrific Red to Black.”
—James Grippando, New York Times bestselling author of Afraid of the Dark

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“Alex Dryden is a writer who can please everyone from fans of old LeCarré to students of current affairs. Moscow Sting is a thought-provoking and entertaining follow up to the terrific Red to Black.”
—James Grippando, New York Times bestselling author of Afraid of the Dark

Booklist places author Alex Dryden in “the top rank of espionage novelists.” His riveting Moscow Sting proves that the resounding critical acclaim awarded him for his debut, Red to Black, was no fluke. In this spellbinding sequel, former KGB colonel Anna Resnikov escapes to America where she must outwit CIA “friend” and KGB foe alike to survive. Alex Dryden has brought breathtaking new life to the spy novel in this blistering “ripped from the headlines” thriller that focuses on Russia’s chilling reemergence as a hostile superpower.

Editorial Reviews

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062086259
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/27/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.20(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 the pseudonym of a British writer who worked for the British security services. He has had extensive first-hand experience with Russia for many years. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Red to Black and Moscow Sting. The Blind Spy is his third novel.

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Moscow Sting 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 290 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!
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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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