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The Secret Speech

(2009)
(The second book in the Leo Demidov series)
A novel by

 
 
Tom Rob Smith - the author whose debut, Child 44, has been called "brilliant" (Chicago Tribune), "remarkable" (Newsweek) and "sensational" (Entertainment Weekly) - returns with an intense, suspenseful new novel: a story where the sins of the past threaten to destroy the present, where families must overcome unimaginable obstacles to save their loved ones, and where hope for a better tomorrow is found in the most unlikely of circumstances . . .

THE SECRET SPEECH

Soviet Union, 1956. Stalin is dead, and a violent regime is beginning to fracture-leaving behind a society where the police are the criminals, and the criminals are innocent. A secret speech composed by Stalin's successor Khrushchev is distributed to the entire nation. Its message: Stalin was a tyrant. Its promise: The Soviet Union will change.

Facing his own personal turmoil, former state security officer Leo Demidov is also struggling to change. The two young girls he and his wife Raisa adopted have yet to forgive him for his part in the death of their parents. They are not alone. Now that the truth is out, Leo, Raisa, and their family are in grave danger from someone consumed by the dark legacy of Leo's past career. Someone transformed beyond recognition into the perfect model of vengeance.

From the streets of Moscow in the throes of political upheaval, to the Siberian gulags, and to the center of the Hungarian uprising in Budapest, THE SECRET SPEECH is a breathtaking, epic novel that confirms Tom Rob Smith as one of the most exciting new authors writing today.

Genre: Thriller

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May 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Secret Speech
Author(s): Tom Rob Smith
ISBN: 0-446-40240-0 / 978-0-446-40240-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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May 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Secret Speech
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ISBN: 0-446-55233-X / 978-0-446-55233-2 (USA edition)
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April 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Secret Speech
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ISBN: 1-84737-128-0 / 978-1-84737-128-7 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

July 2012 : UK Paperback
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ISBN: 1-4711-1204-7 / 978-1-4711-1204-1 (UK edition)
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June 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Speech (Child 44 Trilogy 2)
Author(s): Tom Rob Smith
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June 2011 : UK Paperback
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May 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Secret Speech (The Child 44 Trilogy (2))
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ISBN: 0-446-40241-9 / 978-0-446-40241-5 (USA edition)
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Speech
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ISBN: 1-84739-160-5 / 978-1-84739-160-5 (UK edition)
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Speech
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ISBN: 1-84739-844-8 / 978-1-84739-844-4 (UK edition)
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October 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Speech
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ISBN: 1-84737-808-0 / 978-1-84737-808-8 (UK edition)
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Secret Speech
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ISBN: 1-84737-129-9 / 978-1-84737-129-4 (UK edition)
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January 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Secret Speech
Author(s): Tom Rob Smith
ISBN: 0-446-55170-8 / 978-0-446-55170-0 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

May 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Secret Speech (The Child 44 Trilogy (2))
Author(s): Tom Rob Smith
ISBN: 1-60788-385-6 / 978-1-60788-385-2 (USA edition)
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May 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Secret Speech
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ISBN: 1-60024-576-5 / 978-1-60024-576-3 (USA edition)
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May 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Speech
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May 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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May 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Secret Speech
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ISBN: 1-4159-6429-7 / 978-1-4159-6429-3 (USA edition)
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April 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Secret Speech CD
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ISBN: 1-84737-431-X / 978-1-84737-431-8 (UK edition)
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April 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Speech
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April 2009 : Australia Audio edition
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April 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Speech
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April 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Secret Speech
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ISBN: 1-4074-3580-9 / 978-1-4074-3580-0 (UK edition)
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Kindle Editions

April 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret Speech (The Child 44 Trilogy Book 2)
Author(s): Tom Rob Smith
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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April 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret Speech (Child 44 Trilogy 2)
Author(s): Tom Rob Smith
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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