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FROM THE AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST and #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF COLLUSION
A gripping investigative account of how Russia’s spies helped elect Donald Trump, backed Brexit, murdered enemies and threatened the very basis of western democracy.
‘Luke Harding is one of the best reporters in the world . . . [they are] an oustanding writer, stuck in the beating heart of political and criminal power, sinking their teeth in and never letting go.’
‘Shadow State raises fresh questions about the way the UK government has handled claims of Kremlin interference in Britain’s democratic processes.’ FINANCIAL TIMES
‘If you doubt that hostile foreign powers were happy to assist Britain into decline, I recommend Shadow State . . . dazzling and meticulous.’
‘Excellent.’ THE SCOTSMAN
‘Reads like a thriller.’ IRISH TIMES
‘Detailed and compelling.’ GUARDIAN
No terrorist group has deployed a nerve agent in a civilian area or used a radioactive mini-bomb in London. The Kremlin has done both.
Shadow State is a riveting and alarming investigation into the methods Russia has used to wage an increasingly bold war in the UK and beyond. In this updated edition, featuring a new afterword, award-winning journalist and bestselling author Luke Harding uncovers fake news, cyber intrusions, dirty money and ruthless spies in disguise, showing how Vladimir Putin helped elect Donald Trump, backed Brexit, and now threatens the very basis of Western democracy itself.
‘A superb piece of work . . . essential reading for anyone who cares for his country.’
JOHN LE CARRÉ, on Collusion
“If you doubt that hostile foreign powers were happy to assist Britain into decline, I recommend Shadow State … dazzling and meticulous.”
Necessary ... [Harding] knows his snow on their boots. He was effectively expelled from Russia in 2011 for the crime of getting under the Kremlin’s skin, something too many Moscow correspondents fail to do … Shadow State reads like a thriller, but he hasn’t made it up.
Shadow State raises fresh questions about the way the UK government has handled claims of Kremlin interference in Britain’s democratic processes
“An impassioned indictment of the Kremlin … detailed and compelling … wide-ranging and well-researched.”
“Harding’s book poses a fearful dilemma … excellent.”
"Shadow State reads like a thriller and abounds with spies, dubious businessmen, politicians and crooks in various exotic settings."
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