Tim Glister

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Red Corona

book | Fiction | Jan 2021
UK & Comm → Oneworld (Ed. Jenny Parrott)
US → Open Road Integrated Media (Ed. Mara Anastas)

It’s 1961 and the white heat of the Space Race is making the Cold War even colder.

Richard Knox is a secret agent in big trouble. He’s been hung out to dry by a traitor in MI5, and the only way to clear his name could destroy him.

Meanwhile in a secret Russian city, brilliant scientist Irina Valera makes a discovery that will change the world, and hand the KGB unimaginable power.

Desperate for a way back into MI5, Knox finds an unlikely ally in Abey Bennett, a CIA recruit who’s determined to prove herself whatever the cost…

As the age of global surveillance dawns, three powers will battle for dominance, and three people will fight to survive…


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Relentless and sleek. This pitch-perfect debut – a gripping espionage thriller in the vein of Charles Cumming, Tom Rob Smith, and Mick Herron – signals the arrival of a remarkable talent.

A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window

A thoroughly engaging spy thriller that had me gripped from start to finish and left me desperate for more!

S.J. Watson, author of Before I Go to Sleep

A fascinating and gripping Cold War thriller that shines a light on the surveillance race that hid in the shadow of the space race.

Gareth Rubin, author of Liberation Square

A fascinating chase through an extraordinary time in history. Tim Glister blends technical insight with a clever story that races along. I enjoyed the intriguing characters who are rushing to solve a mystery as superpowers teeter on the brink.

Holly Watt, author of To the Lions

A gripping historical thriller, impeccably researched and skilfully told. 

Charles Cumming
author of The Man Between

A thriller of true ambition and scope - with Red Corona, his debut novel, Tim Glister announces himself as a writer to watch.

Lucie Whitehouse
author of Keep You Close

An engrossing and original spy thriller. Glister writes with confidence and excitement. A star of the espionage genre is born.

Michael Wood
author of The Murder House

A clever and complex thriller with truly memorable characters. The 60's setting is brilliantly done.

Elly Griffiths
author of The Lantern Men

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