Matthew Richardson

The Scarlet Papers

The Scarlet Papers

The Times Thriller of the Year 2023


VIENNA, 1946: A brilliant German scientist spirited out of the ruins Nazi Europe in search of a new life.

MOSCOW, 1964: A rising star of the British diplomatic service whose job is not what it seems.

LONDON, THE PRESENT DAY: A once promising academic offered an opportunity to seal his place in history.

Their stories, their lives, and the fate of the world, are bound by a single document:


The devastating secrets contained within teased by a brief invitation:

Tomorrow 11AM. Take a cab and pay in cash. Tell no one.

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