Paul Vidich has had a distinguished career in music and media. Most recently, he served as Special Advisor to AOL and was Executive Vice President at the Warner Music Group, in charge of technology and global strategy. He serves on the Board of Directors of Poets & Writers and The New School for Social Research. A founder and publisher of the Storyville App, Vidich is also an award-winning author of short fiction. His novels, An Honorable Man, The Good Assassin, The Coldest Warrior and The Mercenary, are available from No Exit Press.
There is a casual elegance to Vidich's spy fiction (now numbering five books), a seeming effortlessness that belies his superior craftsmanship. Every plot point, character motivation and turn of phrase veers toward the understated, but they are never underwritten. The Matchmaker is an ideal entrance into Vidich's work, one that should compel new readers to plumb his backlist * New York Times (Editors' Choice) * Vividly drawn. Vidich skilfully weaves Anne's story - and her growing strength - into the wider political backdrop, ramping up the tension in a complex, engrossing tale * Financial Times * Vidich's books are one of the glories of the contemporary spy scene. Subtle, sophisticated (with echoes of Graham Greene) * The i * With a capable female protagonist, Vidich brings a modern sensibility to the complex machinations of the traditional spy novel * Washington Post (10 Noteworthy Books for February) * a novel that is at its strongest in its awareness of who pays the price when states use people for their own ends -- James Owen * Times *