The death of an Arab financier reveals the dangerous fractures running through Budapest in Adam LeBor's latest dark police procedural.
Adam LeBor lives in Budapest and writes for The Economist, Newsweek, New York Times, The Times and other publications. He is the author of a number of nonfiction books, including the Orwell Prize shortlisted Hitler's Secret Bankers. adamlebor.com @adamlebor facebook.com/adamleborauthor
'An elegant, atmospheric tale that twists and surprises at every
turn' Daily Mail.
'Budapest is a versatile and exciting setting for Adam LeBor's superb thriller ... As well as being a police procedural, the book deals with politics and organised crime in Hungary. LeBor lives in Budapest and it shows in the vivid detail' The Times, Book of the Month.
'LeBor continues to captivate with his handsome Roma gypsy detective, Balthazar Kovacs ... A gripping, well-observed tale that will enthral and tantalise from the first page to the last' The Lady.
'All the twists and turns of a high-concept Hollywood thriller ... But what makes Kossuth Square really stand out is the way LeBor intelligently grafts his novel's thriller elements on to Hungarian history and politics as well as current events, from the rise of populism to organised crime. Each facet has the ring of truth' Financial Times.
'Murder, political conspiracy, racism, corruption and feuds in this thriller set in Budapest' The Times.
'[A] masterfully plotted political thriller ... Highly interesting ... Recommended' Promoting Crime Fiction.