The Secret Speech

The Secret Speech

By: Smith, Tom Rob

Price: $8.50

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Book Condition: Very Good


Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, 407 pages, tan and beige boards. A very good, clean, hard cover first edition with light shelf wear, would be near fine but for the slight yellowing of the paper; gently read, binding tight, paper slightly yellowed. In a near fine, lightly worn dust jacket with the original price present.


Publisher's Description:


Tom Rob Smith-the author whose debut, Child 44, has been called "brilliant" (Chicago Tribune), "remarkable" (Newsweek) and "sensational" (Entertainment Weekly)-returns with an intense, suspenseful new novel: a story where the sins of the past threaten to destroy the present, where families must overcome unimaginable obstacles to save their loved ones, and where hope for a better tomorrow is found in the most unlikely of circumstances . . .
THE SECRET SPEECH
Soviet Union, 1956. Stalin is dead, and a violent regime is beginning to fracture-leaving behind a society where the police are the criminals, and the criminals are innocent. A secret speech composed by Stalin's successor Khrushchev is distributed to the entire nation. Its message: Stalin was a tyrant. Its promise: The Soviet Union will change.
Facing his own personal turmoil, former state security officer Leo Demidov is also struggling to change. The two young girls he and his wife Raisa adopted have yet to forgive him for his part in the death of their parents. They are not alone. Now that the truth is out, Leo, Raisa, and their family are in grave danger from someone consumed by the dark legacy of Leo's past career. Someone transformed beyond recognition into the perfect model of vengeance.
From the streets of Moscow in the throes of political upheaval, to the Siberian gulags, and to the center of the Hungarian uprising in Budapest, THE SECRET SPEECH is a breathtaking, epic novel that confirms Tom Rob Smith as one of the most exciting new authors writing today.

Title: The Secret Speech

Author Name: Smith, Tom Rob

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First Edition, first printing

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing: 2009-05-19

ISBN Number: 0446402400

ISBN Number 13: 9780446402408

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 57719

Keywords: Fiction, thriller,