Wolf Winter

Open Road Media
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Two Norwegians are murdered in the Soviet wilderness, setting off a web of intrigue in this “consistently superior” Cold War spy thriller (Chicago Tribune).
 
In this “galloping good read” that blends “Stephen King horror and Ingmar Bergman darkness,” Jan Johansen heads to Finland on a seemingly routine intelligence operation—but when he and his companion wander over the Russian border, they are gunned down in cold blood (The Washington Post Book World).

Halvard Starheim, an experienced explorer and Jan’s good friend, is determined to find out what went wrong. He is joined by Jan’s beautiful widow and a journalist, who is hiding his own dangerous secret. Their journey will slowly undercover an international conspiracy—and lead to a terrifying showdown in the freezing Arctic winter.

Interweaving the stories of these three characters and revealing the complex political tensions in the region where northern Europe meets the USSR, the international bestselling author of Unforgotten and Homeland offers a suspenseful tale of adventure and espionage: “The classically structured spy thriller has rarely been better done” (The New York Times).
 
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About the author

Clare Francis (b. 1946) is a bestselling writer of crime novels and thrillers, and a former yachtswoman. After studying at the Royal Ballet School and University College London, she set off on an unplanned five-year career in sailing. Francis sailed solo across the Atlantic, and took part in several high-profile races, including the Whitbread Round the World Race. After writing three works of nonfiction about her adventures, she started writing novels. Her first novel, Night Sky, was a number one Sunday Times bestseller and spent six weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. More thrillers followed, and her first crime novel, Deceit, was dramatized for television. Since then she has written crime, suspense, and historical literary fiction. Her books have been translated into twenty languages and published in over thirty countries. Francis is a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, a Fellow of University College London, and an Honorary Fellow of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. For the past eighteen years she has been committed to the charity Action for ME, and she herself has had ME (also known as post viral fatigue syndrome, or chronic fatigue syndrome) for many years. Francis lives in London and the Isle of Wight.
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Publisher
Open Road Media
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Published on
Mar 22, 2016
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Pages
558
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ISBN
9781504015882
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Thrillers / Espionage
Fiction / Thrillers / Historical
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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