Author(s): Robert Harris


When historian Fluke Kelso learns of the existence of a secret notebook belonging to Josef Stalin he is determined to track it down, whatever the consequences. From the violent political intrigue and decadence of modern Moscow he heads north - to the vast forests surrounding the White Sea port of Archangel, and a terrifying encounter with Russia's unburied past.


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'The best thriller for years' Sunday Telegraph 19990224

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"Elegant, atmospheric . . . a tense and thoughtful thriller." --"San Francisco Chronicle"
"Literate and savvy . . . It's always a pleasure to encounter a historical thriller this subtle and detailed. . . . [ ] brims with wartime intrigue and paranoia." --"The Washington Post Book World"
"A stunning debut." --"Boston Globe"
"An elegant thriller, a thoughtful, frightening story of complicity." --"San Francisco Chronicle"
"An absorbing, expertly written novel." --"The New York Times"

"From the Paperback edition."

Robert Harris is the author of five novels - Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii and Imperium - all of which were worldwide bestsellers. His work has been translated into thirty-one languages. He was born in Nottingham in 1957 and is a graduate of Cambridge University. He worked as a reporter on the BBC's Newsnight and Panorama programmes, before becoming Political Editor of the Observer in 1987, and then a columnist on the Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph. In 2003 he was named Columnist of the Year in the British Press Awards. He lives near Hungerford in Berkshire with his wife and their four children.

General Fields

  • : 9780099527930
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Arrow Books Ltd
  • : 0.298
  • : September 2009
  • : 197mm X 129mm X 24mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Robert Harris
  • : Paperback
  • : 1-Oct
  • : 823.914
  • : 432
  • : Adventure / thriller