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John Lawton

Autor(a) de Black Out

29+ Works 2,102 Membros 90 Críticas 10 Favorited

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Agents of Treachery (2010) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9 (2012) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 11 (2014) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Ink and Daggers (2023) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1949
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK

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This is my first Joe Wilderness novel and I enjoyed meeting a new spy. This book is set in mid-century in the Philby-Burgess era and the characters live similar lives. Spys, double agents, grand cocktail parties, unsuspecting spouses, it's a story set to music we know.

Moscow Exile is a good standalone novel. I almost think I enjoyed it more because I hadn'd read any of the others.

I received a review copy of this book directly from Grove Press.
 
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Dokfintong | 1 outra crítica | Mar 15, 2024 |
World War II....London....,Murder Mystery.....Full of win.
 
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cdaley | 18 outras críticas | Nov 2, 2023 |
MOSCOW EXILE, by John Lawton is a book full of global espionage and international intrigue. Spies never really tell the truth and the question in this novel quickly becomes who is lying, whose is telling the truth and the reality that no one is really doing either.
This book, being part of a series, weighs heavily on the assumption that the reader has met several of the characters before. There is also large dose of colloquialisms that were not all easily decipherable. As the book progresses, there is a learning curve so that by the end, the reader knows all of the players. Closer to the end of the book, the faster the revealing twists and misdirections start to layer on top of each other and build to a fun ending. The way Lawton wrapped his fictional tale are actual history is a lot of fun and convinces the reader that something like this could have happened.
The benefit of reading the whole series would make the book easier to connect to and enjoy, but I still found MOSCOW EXILE entertaining and I was looking forward to see how all of the characters ended up.
Thank you to Grove Atlantic, John Lawton, and Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
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EHoward29 | 1 outra crítica | Mar 6, 2023 |
Great spy story, set in England in the mid-1950's. Plenty of historical detail and interesting characters. It's a long read but worth it.
 
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BrianEWilliams | 7 outras críticas | Jan 29, 2023 |

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Obras
29
Also by
4
Membros
2,102
Popularidade
#12,246
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
90
ISBN
236
Línguas
6
Marcado como favorito
10

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