Agent 6

Agent THREE DECADESO MURDERS CONSPIRACY WHO IS AGENT Tom Rob Smith s debut Child was an immediate publishing sensation and marked the arrival of a major new talent in contemporary fiction Named one o

  • Title: Agent 6
  • Author: Tom Rob Smith Dennis Boutsikaris
  • ISBN: 9781611139907
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Audio CD
  • THREE DECADESO MURDERS CONSPIRACY.WHO IS AGENT 6 Tom Rob Smith s debut, Child 44, was an immediate publishing sensation and marked the arrival of a major new talent in contemporary fiction Named one of top 100 thrillers of all time by NPR, it hit bestseller lists around the world, won the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and the ITW Thriller Award for Best FirstTHREE DECADESO MURDERS CONSPIRACY.WHO IS AGENT 6 Tom Rob Smith s debut, Child 44, was an immediate publishing sensation and marked the arrival of a major new talent in contemporary fiction Named one of top 100 thrillers of all time by NPR, it hit bestseller lists around the world, won the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and the ITW Thriller Award for Best First Novel, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize In this spellbinding new novel, Tom Rob Smith probes the tenuous border between love and obsession as Leo Demidov struggles to untangle the threads of a devastating conspiracy that shatters everything he holds dear Deftly capturing the claustrophobic intensity of the Cold War era Soviet Union, it s at once a heart pounding thriller and a richly atmospheric novel of extraordinary depthENT 6Leo Demidov is no longer a member of Moscow s secret police But when his wife, Raisa, and daughters Zoya and Elena are invited on a Peace Tour to New York City, he is immediately suspicious.Forbidden to travel with his family and trapped on the other side of the world, Leo watches helplessly as events in New York unfold and those closest to his heart are pulled into a web of political conspiracy and betrayal one that will end in tragedy.In the horrible aftermath, Leo demands only one thing to investigate the killer who destroyed his family His request is summarily denied Crippled by grief and haunted by the need to find out exactly what happened on that night in New York, Leo takes matters into his own hands It is a quest that will span decades, and take Leo around the world from Moscow, to the mountains of Soviet controlled Afghanistan, to the backstreets of New York in pursuit of the one man who knows the truth Agent 6.

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  • Tom Rob Smith Dennis Boutsikaris

    Tom Rob Smith born 1979 is an English writer The son of a Swedish mother and an English father, Smith was raised in London where he lives today After graduating from Cambridge University in 2001, he completed his studies in Italy, studying creative writing for a year After these studies, he worked as a scriptwriter.His first novel, Child 44, about a series of child murders in Stalinist Russia, appeared in early 2008 and was translated into 17 languages It was awarded the 2008 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of the year by the Crime Writer s Association It was recently a Barnes Noble recommended book On July 29, 2008 the book was named on the long list for the 2008 Man Booker Prize In November 2008, he was nominated for the 2008 Costa First Novel Award former Whitbread.Child 44 followed up by The Secret Speech 2009 and Agent 6 2011.Japanese

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  • This is the final book in the Leo Demidov triology. The first book - Child 44 was excellent, the second one - The Secret Speech was good but the final book, I am sorry to say, is mediocre at best.This book starts on the flashback mode and shows how Leo had met Raisa, his wife. You would get to see Leo as a bumbling lovestruck man.Certain portions of the book- where the Soviet officials were trying to convey how great life in the USSR was to a visiting American communist sympathizer, were actuall [...]


  • Rating: 2* of five The Book Description: THREE DECADESO MURDERS CONSPIRACY.WHO IS AGENT 6?Tom Rob Smith's debut, Child 44, was an immediate publishing sensation and marked the arrival of a major new talent in contemporary fiction. Named one of top 100 thrillers of all time by NPR, it hit bestseller lists around the world, won the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and the ITW Thriller Award for Best First Novel, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. In this spellbinding new novel, Tom Ro [...]


  • آنچه خوبان تریلر دارند،تو یکجا داریکتاب نسبتا پرتیراژ ولی بشدت کمیابیه و به سختی تونستم گیرش بیارم،ولی همین باعث میشه با ولع بیشتری بخونمشآخرین حلقه ی سه گانه ی تام راب اسمیت؛یه درام جنایی فوق العاده ارزشمند و فاخرارزشمند و فاخر،به این دلیل که نویسنده سعی نکرده مثل بقیه ی سر [...]


  • Hey Sera! Thanks for the buddy read! It was inevitable that I would finish this series. I loved Child 44 so much that I had to continue. Of course, the story of Leo is much sadder than I hoped for, and I don’t think books 2 and 3 were as quite as compelling as the first. I liked this book way better than The Secret Speech though. One of Tom Rob Smith’s talents is he doesn’t write melodramatically. His prose is simple and to the point. Never once does this book drag. Smith's characters were [...]


  • 3.5This historical mystery thriller installment of Agent 6 concludes the Leo Demidov trilogy with a very different approach and style then its predecessors. Not only will it come to the end of Leo’s career and possibly life, but we are also reading in timelines before Child 44 and after. Moscow, 1950:Leo meets his future wife while staging a sham tour of the Soviet system for American singer and communist activist Jesse Austin. At chance and surprised, Raisa plays her part as she has been thro [...]


  • Description: It is 1965. Leo Demidov, a former secret police agent, is forbidden to travel with his wife and daughters from Moscow to New York. They are part of a "Peace Tour," meant to foster closer relations between the two Cold War enemies. On the tour, Leo's family is caught up in a conspiracy and betrayal that ends in tragedy. In the horrible aftermath, Leo demands one thing: that he be allowed to investigate and find the attacker that struck at the heart of his family on foreign soil. From [...]


  • Agent 6 is the third installment of the Leo Demidov series about a Russian spy turned modern day hero. Leo Demidov makes a compelling man- equal parts rough and redeemable. Two stories twisting together make this last book a little too long, and a little too drawn out for me. Some parts still had that cliffhanger making me anxious to keep reading, and other sections I felt the need to skim over. Great series with deeply drawn characters that I really enjoyed, just wish that the story arc didn't [...]


  • Here’s the good news; Agent 6,Tom Rob Smith’s final installment in the Leo Demidov trilogy, is just as breathtakingly good asChild 44.This is a beautifully written book, with a plot almost too complex to summarize. His spare, bleak prose, his masterful descriptions of place, love, grief and betrayal, his sympathy for the powerless of this world, his grasp of the way the past returns to influence the present, easily catapult him to the strata of writers like Graham Greene and John leCarre.You [...]


  • Rating: 2* of five The Publisher Says: THREE DECADESO MURDERS CONSPIRACY.WHO IS AGENT 6?Tom Rob Smith's debut, Child 44, was an immediate publishing sensation and marked the arrival of a major new talent in contemporary fiction. Named one of top 100 thrillers of all time by NPR, it hit bestseller lists around the world, won the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and the ITW Thriller Award for Best First Novel, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. In this spellbinding new novel, Tom Rob [...]


  • While I wouldn't go so far as to say this third part in the Leo Demidov trilogy is a disappointment, it is definitely the weakest of the three, which is always a shame for a trilogy.Don't get me wrong; I enjoyed it. The first half of the book, which shifts the spotlight away from Leo himself and onto his wife and two daughters, was really good. It was a real shift in tone, which caught my attention and held it until the first act's tragic ending. Said tragic ending was absolutely gutting, too.It [...]


  • Tom Rob Smith’s newest book strays away from the darkness – the Stalinist paranoia – that made his first, Child 44, so good. Instead, this is a more meandering international thriller that brings Russia and Smith’s Russian hero Leo Demidov into modern times. Because the sickness of the serial killer is absent, this is a little less thrilling. The threats of the KGB are also weaker. Think slightly watered down John Le Carre.Leo and his wife Raisa are raising their two daughters when a uniq [...]


  • A Superb Suspense Novel Set in the USSR, Afghanistan, and the U.S.The third book in a trilogy, Agent 6 concludes the story of Leo Demidov, a hero in the Great Patriotic War (as the USSR termed World War II) and later an agent in Stalin’s secret police. By way of introduction, the book opens in 1950 with Leo in thrall to the Sovet State, a senior officer in the MGB (predecessor to the KGB and to today’s FSB) charged with training newly recruited agents. Jesse Austin, a world-famous African-Am [...]


  • SPOILERS!!!! HUGE SPOILERS DON'T READ IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW!!!!14/12 - This was a disappointing end to a series I had been loving. The title was totally misleading - no mention of Agent 6 was made until page 483 and in a 544 page book that's a long time to wait to understand the title. Even though he wasn't mentioned (Leo didn't even know of his existence until the reader did), it was absolutely obvious who Agent 6 would be (I was hoping I was wrong and that I would be surprised when the 'bi [...]


  • This is the third book in the Leo Demidov trilogy and I'm quite sad to see it end. I've grown quite attached to Leo.In this book, Leo's family leaves him behind in Russia while they take the trip of a lifetime to America. Raisa has been chosen to head up a concert involving students from America and Russia, sort of a unifying, peace act. Leo's gut feeling is that Raisa and the girls shouldn't go, but he has no good reason for them not to, so he says goodbye. This time, it's Elena that gets embro [...]


  • While the book was a decent read in itself I didn't enjoy it as much as the previous two. It can be read as a standalone even though it's technically a continuation but nothing was really alluded to from previous books apart from the odd place or building description. It's also listed as the final book but it's ending is left open or abrupt depending on your interpretation even though it's fairly obvious what will happen to LeoFirst book was a great serial killer thriller, second was a great act [...]


  • This book is not even in the same stratosphere as the first two books. Leo came across as a completely different character. He was not the Leo I knew and loved from the other books. I found this book extremely boring and had a very difficult time getting through it. If you are interested in reading this trilogy I recommend that you stop after the second book. Don't waste your time with this one.


  • This completes the trilogy/series and all are enjoyable reads. I have to say though that in my opinion the first book Child 44 outshines them all by far. Here is ex-KGB agent Leo, left alone in 1965 Russia while his family members have the opportunity to fly to NYC on a peace tour of sorts. Things go horribly wrong for them, and after years of trying to get permission to go to the States to investigate for himself, Leo finally makes it. First up, however, is a detour to Afghanistan as an advisor [...]


  • 3.5 Stars. I did enjoy this mostly; but was disappointed in how things went. This was not what I had hoped going into this reading. I had hoped that we would follow Leo on his quest to exact revenge on those who would come after him or his family. No such luck. It was a round-about, beat around the bush, mystery, that had nothing to do with Leo exacting revenge. Political commentary, upheaval of regimes, and Leo getting older, very quickly. We go from Leo in his prime to 15 (??) years later?? Li [...]


  • More of a three and a half than a three, this was every bit as decently written as the previous two in the trilogy - well researched, a realistic cast of characters you cared about (partially due to getting to know them earlier in the series), action and pace. I just felt it suffered a little by virtue of being the final in the trilogy an obligation to tie things up, the need to do the same things that worked in the previous books, the author seemingly faced with 'right, what did the USSR do in [...]


  • PROTAGONIST: Leo Demidov, secret police agentSETTING: Moscow, US, AfghanistanSERIES: #3 of 3RATING: 4.75AGENT 6 is the final installment in the Child 44 trilogy, which features Soviet secret police agent Leo Demidov. It is a wonderful conclusion to a series that is epic in scope. AGENT opens in 1951 in Moscow, where the young agent Leo is assigned the prestigious duty of escorting a black American singer, Jesse Austin, around Moscow. Austin has espoused the Communist cause; the Russian governmen [...]


  • Ova knjiga zaokružuje trilogiju i baš mi je žao što je gotova. Glavni lik me pridobio odmah na prvo čitanje u knjizi ''Dijete 44'', tada je Leo bio mlad, zgodan, u punoj snazi za genijalnog agenta…U ovom zadnjem dijelu pod naslovom ''Agent 6'' pratimo život glavnog lika i njegove obitelji kroz 16 godina nakon što mu je žena Raisa poginula. Leo završi u Afganistanu i napokon u Americi gdje pokušava otkriti tko mu je zapravo ubio ženu. Nažalost, odgovori mu nisu donjeli ni zadovoljš [...]



  • As see on Impression Blend2.5 of out 5 starsAs you can tell by my rating, I did not get along very well with Agent 6. It's hard to even explain the premise of the book without ruining a big portion of it, but I will do my best. The book spans over a long period of time, starting with the pre-evolved Leo in 1950 and going all the way to 1980s. It also takes place in three different countries: USSR, USA, and Afghanistan. Leo in Agent 6 is a man struggling to adjust to family life by letting go of [...]


  • Agent 6 is the third book in the Child 44 trilogy by Tom Rob Smith. We again encounter agent Leo Demidov and, as the book starts, he is an agent in the MGB, forerunner or the KGB. The book begins in 1950 and progresses to the 1980's. Leo gets married and adopts two children. His beloved wife is Raisa and his two adopted daughters are Elena and Zoya, both in their late teens. The Soviet Regime is in full bloom and the cold war is a challenge to both the USSR and the US. Each country has a large s [...]


  • The very first thing I notice from reading this novel, the third of a trilogy, is the tight concise writing that draws you in from the first sentence - Tom Rob Smith has a no-nonsense forward moving writing style without sacrificing characterization fact he takes you inside the heads of characters, of the Russian mindset of that time, the paranoia, distrust, anxiety, and the consequences of an entire society filled with these thought processes, and the propaganda that caused it.Tom Rob Smith is [...]


  • A therapist told me once she works in counseling field, she no longer reads novels. Because she feels the fictional world is way less interested as the real world. Everything comes from the real world. She thought being a therapist is to read the world, but that is not true. Novel, fictions come from real world, with a bit exaggeration or none, it displays you a far more rich picture of the entire planet we are inhabiting in. Novel never dies. Reading Tom Rob Smith's novel is like taking a zigza [...]


  • Είναι στιγμές που και οι πιο σκληροί λυγίζουν. Κάνουν λάθη, διορθώνονται και εν τέλει συνειδητοποιούν ότι τελικά υπάρχουν και πιο σκληροί από τους ίδιους. Οι ιδεολογίες υπερτερούν σε όλους και όταν μια ιδεολογία στηρίζεται στη δύναμη των μονάδων, η μονάδα όταν μείνει μόνη [...]


  • I didn't love the second book in this trilogy (The Secret Speech), so I read this one only because I loved the first book—Child 44. Unfortunately, this one is more like The Secret Speech than Child 44. What made Child 44 such a great book was that the mystery/thriller story was actually not the heart of the book—the heart was the effect of Stalinism on people's psyches and relationships. The mystery was just a way of getting at that idea. The other two books have been much more like typical [...]


  • With this final installment, Tom Rob Smith ties off his espionage trilogy involving the trials and tribulations of Russian State Security Officer Leo Demidov.The journey has been wide-ranging and well-told, taking Leo from his cushy Moscow berth as a favored and faithful agent to demotion and denouncement under Stalin's rigorous regime. Demidov's decision to hunt down a serial killer the State refuses to admit exists may indeed restore him (Book One: Child 44), but the resulting responsibilities [...]


  • What an amazing trilogy. The second and third books were not as good as Child 44 but that doesn't mean they weren't good. They were still amazing. Which probably means that Child 44 ranks as one of my favorite books of all time. Agent 6 follows the same style as it's predecessors with non stop action, adventure, twists, and fresh, snappy dialogue so I'm not sure why it feels a notch lower than Child 44 and The Secret Speech. Maybe it was the far fetched plot? Or too much politics and ideology, n [...]


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