My Name Is Nobody
‘PROOF THAT THE SPY GENRE IS FLOURISHING IN THE 21ST CENTURY’ Guardian
‘I know for certain that there is a mole somewhere within the intelligence services . . . His codename is Nobody . . .’
Solomon Vine is a spy on a fast track to the top. But when a prisoner is shot in unexplained circumstances on his watch, only suspension and exile beckon.
Three months later, MI6’s Head of Station in Istanbul is violently abducted from his home. With the Service in lockdown, uncertain of who can be trusted, thoughts turn to the missing man’s oldest friend: Solomon Vine.
On the run and determined to clear his name, Vine tries to uncover the truth. But his investigation soon reveals that there’s much more at stake than the life of a single spy…
‘Compelling, intense and sharply authentic’ James Swallow, bestselling author of Nomad
‘A supremely confident debut’ Daily Mail
‘Authentic, mysterious, fraught with deception, betrayal, and uncertain allegiances’ Jason Matthews, author of Red Sparrow
‘Such a smart, pacey, twisty thriller. Tremendous!’ C.J. Tudor, author of The Chalk Man#
Told with panache and a taste for the intricacies of craft that mark it as outstanding ... Solomon Vine reminds me not so much of le Carre's Smiley, but rather Len Deighton's spy in his marvellous debut The Ipcress File. If he keeps going, Vine could be that good ... a supremely confident debut * Daily Mail * A supremely confident debut . . . This story is told with panache and a taste for spy craft that mark it as outstanding * Daily Mail * Elegant and assured, My Name is Nobody weaves a complex web of moles, double agents and tradecraft, brought right up to date by a fresh young voice . . . compelling spy fiction -- Michael Ridpath * bestselling author of Amnesia * 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 * 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 * Truly authentic and frighteningly so . . . a remarkable thriller * Shot Magazine * 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 * Compelling, intense and sharply authentic -- James Swallow * bestselling author of Nomad * 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 Carre -- Gregg Hurwitz * No. 1 bestselling author of Orphan X * 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 * 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 * A splendid tale of espionage starring an old-fashioned MI6 hero . . . exciting spy literature * The Times * 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 *
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