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“A world of heavy shadow and blurred motivation, filled with doubt, cruelty, and prejudice... Johnston and Hart have turned out a superlative spy thriller.”
“Terrific stuff: a taut, smart journey back to the dying days of the Cold War, with all the ingenious double-crosses and twists one could hope for.”
“Can take its place alongside Funeral in Berlin, Absolute Friends and Zoo Station in the file marked 'classic Berlin espionage fiction.' A cracking thriller.”
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“Beautifully subtle with a fantastic climax. The Coldest City is a sly espionage tale readers will indulge in through the end... Johnston is a great writer and has a great handle on this genre.”
November 1989. Communism is collapsing, and soon the Berlin Wall will be torn down by both the East and West.
But before that can happen there is one last situation for MI6, Britain's intelligence services, to resolve. Two weeks ago, an undercover MI6 officer was killed in Berlin. He was carrying information from a source in the East — a list that allegedly contains the name of every espionage agent working in Berlin, on all sides.
No list was found on his body.
MI6 sent in Lorraine Broughton, an experienced spy with no existing ties to Berlin, to root out the list. But she walked into a powderkeg of social unrest, counter-espionage, defections gone bad and secret assassinations. Then, on the night the Wall came down, her superior — MI6's chief officer in Berlin — was shot and killed in the street.
Now Lorraine has returned, to tell her story. And nothing is quite what it seems.
Coming Soon: The Coldest Winter
“Eight years before the Coldest City... Berlin froze.”
The Coldest City and all related characters © Antony Johnston.