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  • Now comes Matthew Richardson, hailed as the next Charles Cumming. My Name is Nobody actually falls somewhere between Robert Ludlum and Le Carre

    Sunday Mail
  • A splendid tale of espionage starring an old-fashioned MI6 hero . . . exciting spy literature

    The Times
  • All debut spy novelists are dubbed the new John le Carre but Richardson has made a good fist of living up to the accolade at his first attempt . . . [a] knowledgeable thriller

    SPORT Magazine
  • Proof that the genre is flourishing anew in the 21st century . . . [he] distinguishes the more ambitious offerings in the spy genre, but his plotting has an old-school, Swiss-clock precision that keeps the reader pleasurably engaged.

    The Guardian
  • I dare you to find a first novel as self-assured, impeccably researched and beautifully rendered . . . Richardson paints a portrait of espionage that calls to mind early le Carré

    Gregg Hurwitz, No. 1 bestselling author of Orphan X
  • Compelling, intense and sharply authentic

    James Swallow, bestselling author of Nomad
  • A pleasingly convoluted spy saga . . . which combines immaculate Cold War tradecraft with modern tech savvy as our maverick hero comes up against a Le Carre-esque establishment while trying to find a mole and head off a terrorist atrocity

    Sunday Times Crime Club
  • Truly authentic and frighteningly so . . . a remarkable thriller

    Shot Magazine
  • Authentic, mysterious, fraught with deception, betrayal, and uncertain allegiances, it captures perfectly the foggy world of spies, populated by conspiracy and turncoats, both friends and enemies, an evocative descent into the Wilderness of Mirrors

    Jason Matthews, author of Red Sparrow
  • Matthew Richardson's debut is a bang-up-to-date thriller told with old-school panache. A great read

    Mick Herron, CWA Gold Dagger-winning author of Dead Lions

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