The Coldest War

The Coldest War

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A precarious balance of power maintains the peace between Britain and the USSR. For decades, Britain's warlocks have been all that stands between the British Empire and the Soviet Union a vast domain stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the shores of the English Channel. Now each wizard's death is another blow to Britain's national security.Meanwhile, a brother and sister escape from a top secret facility deep behind the Iron Curtain. Once subjects of a twisted Nazi experiment to imbue ordinary people with superhuman abilities, then prisoners of war in the immense Soviet research effort to reverse-engineer the Nazi technology, they head for England. Because that's where former spy Raybould Marsh lives. And Gretel, the mad seer, has plans for him. As Marsh is once again drawn into the world of Milkweed, he discovers that Britain's darkest acts didn't end with the war. And while he strives to protect queen and country, he is forced to confront his own willingness to accept victory at any cost. "The Coldest War "is the brilliant second installment in Ian Tregillis' "Milkweed "Trilogy."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 349 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 362.87g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765335387
  • 9780765335388
  • 1,092,181

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""The C""oldest War" is like a cross between the devious, character-driven spy fiction of early John le Carre and the mad science fantasy of the X-Men. ...Eloquent and utterly compelling."
--"Kirkus Reviews" "Engrossing... Tregillis ably mixes cold war paranoia with his mythology, and the cliffhanger ending sets up the concluding volume quite well."
--"Publishers Weekly" For "Bitter Seeds
""A major talent."
--George R. R. Martin
"A white-knuckle plot, beautiful descriptions, and complex characters--an unstoppable Vickers of a novel."
--Cory Doctorow
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About Ian Tregillis

IAN TREGILLIS lives near Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he works as a physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is a member of the George R.R. Martin Wild Cards writing collective and the author of The Milkweed Tryptich "Bitter Seeds, The Coldest War "and "Necessary Evil. "
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4 46% (1,497)
3 17% (562)
2 3% (82)
1 0% (14)
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