The Secret Speech (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Secret Speech The hotly anticipated follow-up to Tom Rob Smith's million-copy international bestseller Child 44, reissued in his stunning new series style
- Published: 07 July 2011
- Format: Paperback 496 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780857204097 ISBN 10: 0857204092
- Sales rank: 11,717
Full description for The Secret Speech
The Soviet Union 1956: after Stalin's death, a violent regime is beginning to fracture. Stalin's successor Khrushchev pledges reform. But there are forces at work that are unable to forgive or forget the past. Leo Demidov, former MGB officer, is facing his own turmoil. His adopted daughters have yet to forgive him for his part in the brutal murder of their parents. They are not alone. Leo, his wife, and their family are in grave danger from someone with a grudge. Someone transformed beyond recognition into the perfect model of vengeance. Leo's desperate mission to save his family will take him from the harsh Siberian Gulags, to the depths of the criminal underworld, to the centre of the Hungarian uprising - and into a hell where redemption is as brittle as glass.