Adam LeBor is a veteran foreign correspondent who has covered Hungary and eastern Europe since 1990. He is the author of thirteen books, including Hitler's Secret Bankers, which was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. He writes for the Economist, Financial Times and Monocle. He divides his time between Budapest and London.
'An excellent thriller, entwined with plenty of topical issues ... Kovacs gives the reader insights into an alien culture that is by and large reviled, and adds an exotic note to a gripping tale' Crime Review. 'This sophisticated thriller blends expert storytelling and social commentary ... Written with authority and verve, it takes the reader on a chilling journey' The Lady. 'More than just a procedural crime, it's a real novel with an interesting theme. I haven't been to Budapest but will now' Frost magazine. 'The real joy about the novel comes in the descriptions of Budapest, which rival any guide book. LeBor clearly knows every nook of the city and its various districts' Jewish Chronicle. 'The discipline necessary for a successful journalist comes through very clearly in his work ... Everything he writes about is well researched, and essentially believable. He blurs fact and fiction in his stories' TripFiction. 'A cleverly written crime thriller ... the crime-reading public is in for a treat as District VIII satisfies every need on a crime story, heroism, villains, corruption and justice ... You won't regret picking this book up!' Books Books Books. 'LeBor writes fiction with the scrupulous focus of the journalist ... the world he creates is driven by the sharp edge of reality' Alan Furst. 'A first-class crime thriller ... with an original and engaging protagonist' Charles Cumming. 'Adam LeBor reveals that crime fiction still has exciting new avenues to explore' Val McDermid.