Tom Rob Smith-the bestselling, award-winning author of Child 44 and one of the most critically-acclaimed new writers of our time-returns with a thrilling and provocative new novel.
How far would you go to solve a crime against your family?
is 1965. Leo Demidov, a former secret police agent, is forbidden to
travel with his wife and daughters from Moscow to New York. They are
part of a "Peace Tour," meant to foster closer relations between the two
Cold War enemies. On the tour, Leo's family is caught up in a
conspiracy and betrayal that ends in tragedy. In the horrible aftermath,
Leo demands one thing: that he be allowed to investigate and find the
attacker that struck at the heart of his family on foreign soil. From
the highest levels of the Soviet government, he is told No, that is impossible.
Leo is haunted by the question: what happened in New York? In a
surprising, epic story that spans decades and continents-from 1950s
Moscow to 1960s America to the Soviet war in Afghanistan in the
1980s-Leo's long pursuit of justice will force him to confront
everything he ever thought he knew about his country, his family, and