A. D. Miller
‘Tremendous…taut, compelling’ WILLIAM BOYD
An exceptional political thriller set in Ukraine from the bestselling author of Booker-shortlisted Snowdrops.
Twelve years ago, Simon Davey prevented a tragedy, and ruined his own life.
Once a senior British diplomat in Kyiv, he lost everything in a lurid scandal. Back in London, he is travelling on the Tube when he sees her…
Olesya is the woman Simon holds responsible for his downfall. They first met on an icy night during the protests in Independence Square.
When Simon decides to follow Olesya, he finds himself plunged back into the dramatic days which changed his life forever.
Set in an arena of political interference, corruption and espionage, Independence Square is a story of the ordinary people caught in the crossfires. It is a story of power, and where it really lies in the twenty-first century.
Praise for A. D. Miller:
‘Reminiscent of Robert Harris at his best’ Financial Times
‘A mesmerising thriller… Spellbinding’ D. B. John, author of Star of the North
‘Miller’s gripping novel about truth, lies and power is a searing indictment of our times’ Spectator
‘An intriguing, evocative tale of betrayal, revolution and heartbreak’ Jonathan Freedland
‘Utterly gripping, a novel with its finger on the pulse of geopolitics that still manages to move deeply’ Observer
Miller writes terse, memorable prose with well sketched characters...the historic action has the tone of a spy thriller and the 2017 part is filled with tense personal drama. * Times Literary Supplement * A tremendous novel - taut, compelling, reeking of authenticity. A.D. Miller writes with exemplary precision and sophistication. Independence Square is an unsparing examination of human beings caught up and destroyed by historical forces they can barely comprehend. -- William Boyd Miller's gripping novel, about truth, lies and power is a searing indictment of our times...a book about dirty money and the manipulation of politics, about a world where anything is possible and where even a war can be 'hallucinated into reality'. And it is about power... This, then, is a story not about a revolution in Eastern Europe but about the way we live now. * Spectator * At its best, Independence Square made me think of a 21st-century Graham Greene novel, an absorbing thriller informed by emotional intelligence and a deep understanding of geopolitics. -- Marcel Theroux * Guardian * Utterly gripping, a novel with its finger on the pulse of geopolitics that still manages to move deeply. * Observer, *Books to Look Our For in 2020* *
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