“With The Coldest Warrior, Vidich enters the upper ranks of espionage thriller writers.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Cold War spy fiction in the grand tradition.”

—Joseph Kanon, NYT bestselling author of The Accomplice and Defectors


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 Coldest Warrior, his third novel, is forthcoming in February 2020.

About The Coldest Warrior

The new novel by acclaimed espionage author Paul Vidich explores the dark side of intelligence, when a CIA officer delves into a cold case from the 1950s—with fatal consequences.

In 1953, at the end of the Korean War, Dr. Charles Wilson, an Army bio-weapons scientist, died when he “jumped or fell” from the ninth floor of a Washington hotel. As his wife and children grieve, the details of his death remain buried for twenty-two years.

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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

Latest Blog Post

Did CIA Scientist Frank Olson Jump To His Death, Or Was He Pushed

The Daily Beast Published Feb. 17, 2020   Family tragedy led me to write The Coldest Warrior. My uncle Frank Olson died sometime around 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 28, 1953 when he “jumped or fell” from his room on the 13th floor of the Statler Hotel in New York City. The New York Medical Examiner’s…

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