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Kolymsky Heights

Lionel Davidson

A sensational classic: this chilling tale of Siberian espionage is ‘the best thriller I’ve ever read’ (Philip Pullman) ranking with ‘The Silence of the Lambs, Casino Royale and Smiley’s People‘ (Spectator).

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ISBN
9780571324453
Date Published
03.03.2015
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Summary

A sensational classic: this chilling tale of Siberian espionage is ‘the best thriller I’ve ever read’ (Philip Pullman) ranking with ‘The Silence of the Lambs, Casino Royale and Smiley’s People‘ (Spectator).

‘Hugely thrilling, brilliantly written, perfect … I didn’t want this book to end.’ (Anthony Horowitz)

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY PHILIP PULLMAN

Kolymsky Heights. A Siberian hell lost in endless night: the perfect setting for an underground Russian research station. It’s a place so secret it doesn’t officially exist; once there, the scientists are forbidden to leave. But one scientist is desperate to get a message to the outside world. So desperate, he sends a plea across the wildness to the West in order to summon the one man alive capable of achieving the impossible …

‘Sensationally good … One of the great thrillers of the last century.’ (Charles Cumming)

‘As significant as … le
Carré in bringing a gritty new realism to the thriller.’ (Sunday Telegraph)

‘A breathless story of fear and courage.’ (Daily Telegraph)

Critic Reviews

Excellent ... Kolymsky Heights is up there with The Silence of the Lambs, Casino Royale and Smiley's People.

Toby Young, Spectator
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A breathless story of fear and courage.

Daily Telegraph
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I've never read a thriller that so successfully transported me to a hitherto unimagined place.

Maxton Walker, Guardian
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The master of the modern adventure story.

Daily Express
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One of the most powerful thrillers I have ever read.

Michael James, The Times
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An icy marvel of invention ... It is written with the panache of a master and with the wide-eyed exhilaration of an adventurer in the grip of discovery. Mr. Davidson has not only rescued one of the most familiar narrative forms of the era, the spy thriller; he has also renewed it.

James Carroll, The New York Times Book Review
LionelDavidson

Lionel Davidson was born in 1922 in Hull, Yorkshire. He left school early and worked as a reporter before serving in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. His first novel, The Night of Wenceslas, was published in 1960 to great critical acclaim and drew comparisons to Graham Greene and John le Carré. It was followed by The Rose…

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