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The Secret Speech (The Child 44 Trilogy Book 2) Tom Rob Smith

The Secret Speech (The Child 44 Trilogy Book 2)

Tom Rob Smith

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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 pastMoreTom 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 SPEECHSoviet 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 Stalins 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 Leos 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.