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A Loyal Traitor

(The second book in the Richard Knox series)
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An MI5 agent is unsure whom he can trust when a ghost from his past returns in this Cold War thriller by the author of Red Corona.

March 1966. The Cold War is in full effect. Paranoia and conspiracies are running rampant in London. Agents on both sides of the Iron Curtain are chasing shadows, and MI5 agent Richard Knox has had enough of it.

Meanwhile, his friend, CIA agent Abey Bennett is left feeling disillusioned about her career after a mishap in the Caribbean. Then a stranger stops her in the street. He claims to be the Soviet super-agent, “the Wolf,” and he knows an awful lot about Bennett. He also needs her help . . .

Bennett’s arrival in London with the Wolf at her side sends a jolt through Knox. He knows the man from his past. What’s even more troubling is the information the stranger shares with him.

Now Knox is faced with a terrible choice of whom to believe—and whom to betray . . .

Praise for Tim Glister

“A remarkable talent.” —A. J. Finn, author of the #1 New York Times–bestseller, The Woman in the Window

“A writer to watch.” —Lucie Whitehouse, author of Critical Incidents

“A star of the espionage genre.” —Michael Wood, author of the DCI Matilda Darke series

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"A remarkable talent." - A J Finn

"A Loyal Traitor is a thoroughly gripping spy thriller. Tim Glister puts the reader at the heart of the Cold War and captures the high stakes paranoia of the era brilliantly." - Adam Hamdy

"It is incredibly satisfying reading a follow-up that not only matches but surpasses the original... This is superior stuff. A lean, intelligent espionage thriller skilfully rendering not just the messy truth of Cold War operations, but the intimate emotional toll of such work.... I love how the action globetrots between numerous compellingly drawn locations - Haiti, Moscow, Geneva, the Kent countryside, a Soviet sub prowling British waters - yet, it feels very much a London novel. Soho and Smithfield, Highgate and Haringay. Up the Strand and down Green Lanes. The city is pressed into the book like a fingerprint." - Dominic Nolan

"A Loyal Traitor is an accomplished and atmospheric spy novel with an original protagonist and a burning question at its heart. Considered and entertaining, I was drawn in from page one." - Charlotte Philby

"Stunningly authentic, masterfully plotted and brilliantly composed, this is historical thriller writing at its very best." - Matthew Richardson

"Tim Glister is creating such an elegant and vivid style of his own. This is another pitch perfect portrayal of a Cold War crisis. Glister creates a distinctive and fascinating thriller, which I hugely enjoyed." - Holly Watt

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