Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

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Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

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LATEST TITLES COLD by John Sweeney (Thomas & Mercer, paperback PS8.99, ebook PS3.99) HHHH H BBC Newsnight reporter John Sweeney's first thriller, Cold is an engrossing and pacey tale.

Irishman Joe Tiplady has a murky past involving training in North Korea, but now enjoys a quiet life as a special needs teacher in London - and walking his dog Reilly.

When Reilly is dognapped, Joe finds himself drawn into the world of Russian beauty Katya Koremedova, who's on the run from her psychopathic boyfriend Reikhman.

The action shifts effortlessly across the globe and between Sweeney's cast of eerily convincing characters - many based on real experiences Sweeney had as an investigative reporter for Panorama.

We follow former CIA chief and Mormon Zeke Chandler in Utah, Reikhman on a grisly mission in Southern Russia, and return to Joe hunting for Reilly in London.

Lurking behind them all is Russian ruler Zoba, an all-powerful puppetmaster who's pulling the strings. …

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