'G.D. Abson is an author at the absolute top of his game' - David Young, bestselling author of STASI CHILD and STASI WOLF
'A twisty, fast-paced thriller' - The Times and Sunday Times Crime Club
***From the author of the Sunday Times Crime Club Star PickMOTHERLAND.***
A young woman is found dead on the outskirts of St Petersburg on a freezing January morning. There are no signs of injury, and heavy snowfall has buried all trace of an attacker.
Before long, state media are spreading smear stories about the dead woman, and Natalya suspects the authorities have something to hide. When a second rebel activist goes missing, she is forced to go undercover to expose the truth. But the stakes are higher than ever before. Not only could her pursuit of the murderer destroy her career, but her family ties to one of the victims threaten to tear her personal life apart.
A captivating, pacy thriller that plunges right into the beating heart of Putin's Russia.
'Natalya Ivanova does for St Petersburg what Martin Cruz Smith's Arkady Renko did for Soviet-era Moscow. . . taut, fast-moving and compellingly believable.' TOM CALLAGHAN, author of A KILLING WINTER
'One of my favorite procedurals with a female lead set overseas was the Saudi trilogy by Zoe Ferraris. If the next two are as unique and satisfying as this, Abson's place beside Ferraris will be well earned.' MenReadingBooks.com
'Scandinavian noir takes a detour through Russia in this first in a new series featuring an idealistic policewoman surrounded by compromised officials and fellow policemen. . . Gritty, dark, fast-paced, and satisfying. Sno-Isle Libraries
'This is an absolute corker of a crime fiction thriller debut from the gifted Abson set in Putin's contemporary Russia, a fearsome, kleptocratic, scary and lawless nation.' NetGalley reviewer
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Used availability for G D Abson's Black Wolf
May 2019 : UK Hardback
November 2019 : UK Paperback
May 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition