Praise for Paul Vidich

“Cold War spy fiction in the grand tradition.”

—Joseph Kanon, NYT  bestselling author

“One of the foremost espionage novelists working today.”


“An outstanding example of a familiar sort of spy saga.”

Wall Street Journal

COMING 2-1-2022

About Paul

Paul Vidich was a senior executive in the entertainment industry for over twenty years.  After leaving his business career he turned to writing full time.  The Matchmaker, his fifth novel, is forthcoming in February 2022.

About The Matchmaker

Berlin, 1989. Protests across East Germany threaten the Iron Curtain and Communism is the ill man of Europe.

Anne Simpson, an American who works as a translator at the Joint Operations Refugee Committee, thinks she is in a normal marriage with a charming East German. But then her husband disappears and the CIA and Western German intelligence arrive at her door.

Praise for Paul's Work

“Vidich has quickly carved out a place for himself among the very first rank of espionage writers.”

—Michael Harvey, New York Times bestselling author

“Vidich writes with an economy of style that acclaimed espionage novelists might do well to emulate.”

—Booklist (starred)

“A cool, knowing, and quietly devastating thriller that vaults Paul Vidich into the ranks of such thinking-man’s spy novelists as Joseph Kanon and Alan Furst.”

—Stephen Schiff, executive producer of ‘The Americans’

Also by Paul

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Staunch Prize Q&A

Q&A with Paul Vidich and Bridget Lawless Bridget:  The introduction to The Coldest Warrior, where you describe the fallout from your uncle’s death and how it affected your extended family – is one of the most compelling prologues I’ve ever read. It’s a bold move to write a fictionalised account of such a death and…

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