The Red Fox

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Soviet affairs specialist Robert Thorne receives a strange message from May Brightman, a woman he had been due to marry twenty years earlier.

It is the anniversary of his father’s suicide and he is making the journey to the grave alone this time without his mother.

The message from May is abrupt and strange.

Robert has settled into a comfortable routine of journalism and academia since they first parted in unfortunate circumstances all those years ago.

But he cannot bring himself to ignore her.

May’s father, Harry Brightman, has gone missing and frantic with worry she believes Robert is the only person who can help her.

Robert is cynical and initially suggests Harry has gone after women and adventure in his old age.

Yet soon a mystery begins to unravel which reveals Robert to be more involved than he could ever have imagined.

Travelling around Canada, Georgetown, Paris and Russia he is propelled by an instinctive urge to uncover the truth.

The mysteries of Russia and communist activity are shrouded in secrecy by spies, betrayal and murder.

Opposing factions leave Robert unsure of who to trust and he wonders how much May knows herself.

Is he being manipulated by her?

This is a story of betrayal, murder and the lengths we will go to for the ones we love or for a cause we believe in above all else.

Praise for Anthony Hyde:

‘ A new literary star has arrived’ THE SUNDAY EXPRESS

‘As stylish and soulful as Graham Greene, as subtle and complex as le Carré, as devious as Deighton, as gripping as Forsyth, and as readable as Dick Francis. A new literary star has arrived’ THE SUNDAY EXPRESS

‘A first-rate political thriller, full of action, brilliantly descriptive of landscape and characters, informed with a penetrating analysis of the emergent and evolving Soviet state’ THE TIMES

‘Superior and unusually intelligent … Mr Hyde knows how to bait the storytelling hook; he deals out his revelations with a shrewd sense of timing … a remarkably assured performance’ THE NEW YORK TIMES

‘A work of such savoir-faire and sheer style ... strongly remindful of Gorky Park and The Spy Who Came In From The Cold’ KIRKUS REVIEWS

Anthony Hyde was born in Ottawa, Canada, in 1946. He has written for the National Film Board, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and the National Museum. ‘The Red Fox’ was his first novel and he also the author of ‘China Lake’ and ‘Formosa Straits’.

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