The Coldest Warrior

The Coldest Warrior

The new novel by acclaimed espionage author Paul Vidich explores the dark side of intelligence, when a CIA officer delves into a cold case from the 1950s-with fatal consequences. In 1953, Dr. Charles Wilson, a government scientist, died when he 'jumped or fell' from the ninth floor of a Washington hotel. As his wife and children grieve, the details of the incident remain buried for twenty-two years. With the release of the Rockefeller Commission report on illegal CIA activities in 1975, the Wilson case suddenly becomes news again. Wilson's family and the public are demanding answers, especially as some come to suspect the CIA of foul play, and agents in the CIA, FBI, and White House will do anything to make sure the truth doesn't get out. Enter agent Jack Gabriel, an old friend of the Wilson family who is instructed by the CIA director to find out what really happened to Wilson. It's Gabriel's last mission before he retires from the agency, and his most perilous. Key witnesses connected to the case die from suspicious causes, and Gabriel realizes that the closer he gets to the truth, the more his entire family is at risk. Following in the footsteps of spy fiction greats like Graham Green, John Le Carré, and Alan Furst, Paul Vidich presents a tale - based on the unbelievable true story told in Netflix's Wormwood - that doesn't shy away from the true darkness in the shadows of espionage. Praise for Paul Vidich 'Vidich perfectly captures the era's paranoid mood' - The Times 'A terse and convincing thriller... This stand-alone work reaches a new level of moral complexity and brings into stark relief the often contradictory nature of spycraft' - Wall Street Journal 'In the manner of Charles Cumming and recent le Carré, Vidich pits spies on the same side against one another in a kind of internal cold war' - Booklist

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The Coldest Warrior
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Paul Vidich
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-27 - Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd

The new novel by acclaimed espionage author Paul Vidich explores the dark side of intelligence, when a CIA officer delves into a cold case from the 1950s-with fatal consequences. In 1953, Dr. Charles Wilson, a government scientist, died when he 'jumped or fell' from the ninth floor of a Washington
The Coldest Warrior
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Paul Vidich
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-09 - Publisher: Pegasus Crime

The new novel by acclaimed espionage author Paul Vidich explores the dark side of intelligence, when a CIA officer delves into a cold case from the 1950s—with fatal consequences. In 1953, Dr. Charles Wilson, a government scientist, died when he “jumped or fell” from the ninth floor of a Washington
The Coldest Warrior
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Paul Vidich
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02 - Publisher: No Exit Press

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The Matchmaker
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Paul Vidich
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-03-17 - Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd

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The Mercenary
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Paul Vidich
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-18 - Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd

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