*Longlisted for the 2017 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for best thriller*

'Even better than Child 44' Daily Telegraph

'Given that the definitive thriller in 1980's Moscow already exists (Gorky Park), Moskva looks like a crazy gamble. But it's one that comes off' Sunday Times

'A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma . . .'

January, 1986. A week after disgraced Intelligence Officer Tom Fox is stationed to Moscow the British Ambassador's fifteen-year-old daughter goes missing. Fox is ordered to find her, and fast. But the last thing the Soviets want is a foreign agent snooping about on their turf. Not when a killer they can't even acknowledge let alone catch is preparing to kill again . . .

A Cold War thriller haunted by an evil legacy from the Second World War, Moskva is a journey into the dark heart of another time and place.

'Mesmerising, surefooted, vividly realised . . . something special in the arena of international thrillers' Financial Times

'A compulsive and supremely intelligent thriller from a master stylist' Michael Marshall, author of The Straw Men

'A blizzard of exciting set pieces, superbly realized' Daily Telegraph

  • Penguin
  • Published 5th May 2016
  • 480 Pages
  • £7.99