Gareth Rubin is an author and journalist who has written for most British national newspapers. He lives in London, and The Winter Agent is his second novel.
In the great tradition of SS-GB and Fatherland, Rubin's alternative-1950s murder mystery takes an ingenious premise - the Americans and the Soviets have carved up Britain between them after rescuing the country from the Nazis - and makes it come alive through sheer storytelling skill * Jake Kerridge * A gripping murder mystery set in an alternative 1950s Britain. Rubin's London, split between American and Soviet zones after a disastrous World War Two, is vividly realised and his story is elegantly constructed. One not to miss * William Ryan, author of The Constant Soldier * Rubin constructs a tantalising alternative world with 1950s Britain riven apart by its own version of the Berlin Wall - and all because the D-Day landings failed. Against this dystopian nightmare, the author overlays a murder mystery that's sure to appeal to fans of SS-GB, The Man in the High Castle, and Fatherland * David Young, CWA Dagger-winning author of Stasi Child * A twisting murder mystery combined with a chillingly plausible alternative history of a divided Cold War London. Brilliant * Mason Cross, Richard and Judy bestselling author of The Samaritan * A tight and compelling thriller * SFX * An interesting take on the 'What if we'd lost World War II?' debate. A gripping and well-imagined yarn * Sun * (A) richly imagined thriller . . . Tightly plotted, tense and set in a chillingly plausible world * Sunday Mirror * Far more than an intellectual exercise - it is a gripping story, with heart * Daily Telegraph, Best Thrillers of the Year * Praise for Liberation Square * - *