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The Insider

By: Matthew Richardson
Narrated by: Sean Barrett
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A thrilling novel of espionage and murder in the dark heart of Westminster, from the UK's most exciting new spy writer.

A Russian defector is found brutally murdered in a London hotel.

Only four people knew he had turned - the four most important and powerful figures in Whitehall.

There's only one conclusion - a mole has infiltrated the highest levels of the nation's security.

Operating in secret from within Westminster's darkest corners, former spy Solomon Vine must uncover the traitor.

Because Britain's future hangs in the balance.

And with it the fate of the whole world....

©2021 Matthew Richardson (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"Proof that the spy genre is flourishing in the 21st century.... [Richardson's] plotting has an old-school, Swiss-clock precision." (Guardian)

"Compelling, intense and sharply authentic." (James Swallow, best-selling author of Nomad)

"A splendid tale of espionage starring an old-fashioned MI6 hero...exciting spy literature." (Times)

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Em…what is going on… never mind.

I actually have a lit degree, but I gave up on this one! Pretty writing.

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Thoroughly enjoyed this espionage tale!

The protagonist is a grizzled veteran of the spy game called back into service to investigate the possibility of a Russian mole at the highest levels of British government. There are quite a few twists and turns the harrowing conclusion. I look forward to more of Richardson's books. The narration was a bit slow, so I just sped it up, but the story was engrossing!

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