Tom Rob Smiths follow up to Child 44, while and enjoyable read did not hit the heights of his first novel. Our hero Leo finds his world collapsing around him. With Stalin dead and Khruschev bringing in a new order. Russia is as deadly as ever, but now the shoe is on the other foot.
They say revenge is a dish best served cold and this book delivers a cold cut smorgasbord of death and deception. The Secret Speech is a very enjoyable read but it did meet the expectations set by the first book.