Praise for Paul Vidich

“Cold War spy fiction in
the grand tradition.”

—Joseph Kanon, NYT  bestselling author

“With this outing, Vidich enters the upper ranks of espionage thriller writers.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“A terse and convincing thriller.”

—Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal

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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 Mercenary, his fourth novel, is forthcoming in February 2021.

About The Mercenary

Moscow, 1985. The Soviet Union and its communist regime are in the last stages of decline, but remain opaque to the rest of the world—and still very dangerous. In this ever-shifting landscape, a senior KGB officer—code name GAMBIT—has approached the CIA Moscow Station chief with top secret military weapons intelligence and asked to be exfiltrated. GAMBIT demands that his handler be a former CIA officer, Alex Garin, a former KGB officer who defected to the American side.

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’

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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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