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Agent 6 by Tom Rob Smith
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Jan 08, 2012

really liked it

This book ends the trilogy featuring the Soviet agent Leo Demidov that began with Child 44 and continued in The Secret Speech. Whereas the first two books could be considered “thrillers,” this last one seems more of an effort to fit in everything the author still wants to say about the pre-dissolution USSR.

Evaluation: Smith uses the cruel, merciless activities of the Soviet security apparatus as sharp relief for a story about love and trust and the risks and sacrifices that entails. You don’t have to have read the first two books of this series to read this one. If you’d like a fiction vehicle in order to learn more about life under the Soviets and how the recent wars in Afghanistan began, this is a good choice.

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