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Whether right or wrong, is not for spies, the question

first set "I know a secret," he says. The book With the agent being there is such a thing, since the end of the Cold war was declared. On the one h

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Whether right or wrong, is not for spies, the question

first set

"I know a secret," he says.

The book
With the agent being there is such a thing, since the end of the Cold war was declared. On the one hand, the craft of the spies is not changed by digitization, on the other hand, the enemy spies are the main target of their activities. That Islamists operate quite differently than Communist spies, the young English author Matthew Richardson in his first novel, "Nobody knows your name".

Solomon Vine is a successful Agent of the British foreign intelligence service MI6, has quickly made a career. To an Islamist, and is shot at an interrogation under his supervision. Vine is suspended from the service. And the question is, who has ridden him since, which is why in this Situation. There seems to be a mole in MI6, who supplied the other side with information. "Nobody", "Nobody", is the Codename of the traitor. "At the thought of the code name of the mole, he Often smile had to; because to be a mere Nobody, was, finally, the ultimate goal of every decent spy." Vine finds evidence that a good colleague of mine who disappeared in Istanbul, could be the mole. As it is demonstrated by the Islamists in a Video, and tells her that this could all be rigged. And he feared that an attack in London.

since the revelations of Edward Snowdon is known, such as the extent to which electronic Monitoring can go, remember the agents in this Thriller in the old-fashioned "analog Tricks of the trade". Such are described by Richardson, as a Journalist and speech writer for politicians, partly in detail. Although the Plot with Islamism and surveillance state is topics, the quite exciting novel about the long distances a little cumbersome and old-fashioned. This is also something a lot of redundancy in the case of bears, as if the author would keep us readers for a bit obtuse. In addition, a critical distance and a bit of irony missing, as was , for example, Mick Herron in "Slow Horses", where it service MI5 is the British domestic intelligence, recently so brilliant. The UK act secret services, as if their country were still always makes an important world, one encounters in the book, no doubt. After all, the author is not even quietly intimated that the motives of the secret services are not necessarily the most revered, if he leaves the MI6 chief to say: "What is right, what is wrong? With such questions we do not give to us. To us it is just a advantage or disadvantage."


Matthew Richardson, born in 1990, studied English at Durham University in the North East of England, where he was Editor of the student newspaper, "Palatinate". He then continued his studies at Merton College, Oxford. He then worked as a writer for a politician, and as a freelance Journalist for publications like "The Times", "Sunday Times", "Daily Telegraph" and "New Statesmen talk". In 2015 he graduated from the London-based publishing house, Penguin Random House, a contract for three books. His first novel "My Name Is Nobody" ("Nobody knows your name") appeared in the spring of 2017.

Matthew Richardson: "Nobody knows your name" (Original: "My Name Is Nobody", Michael Joseph, London in 2017). From the English by Ulrike Thies Meyer. Park street press/Rowohlt Taschenbuch, Reinbek 2019, 396 p., approximately 14 Fr.


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