SELECTED AS WATERSTONES' THRILLER OF THE MONTH 2019
'Extraordinary...smart, sophisticated, suspenseful - and important. If you try one new thing this year, make it Star of the North.' LEE CHILD
'Tense and compelling.' James Swallow, Sunday Times bestselling author of NOMAD
North Korea and the USA are on the brink of war
A young American woman disappears without trace from a South Korean island.
The CIA recruits her twin sister to uncover the truth.
Now, she must go undercover in the world's most deadly state.
Only by infiltrating the dark heart of the terrifying regime will she be able to save her sister...and herself.
Star of the North is the most explosive thriller of the year - you won't be able to put it down.
'A superior thriller...steeped in the intrigue, culture and family of a closed regime' Andrew Gross, New York Times bestselling author
'Not only brilliantly plotted, with espionage, secrecy, and obsession, it's a story about survivors, told by three complex and fully realised characters, each battling their own personal demons.' Chevy Stevens, bestselling author of Never Let You Go
'Brims with marvellous characters and delivers heart-in-your-throat action' Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author
'The timeliest thriller of 2018. An intricately constructed puzzle box of spies and tradecraft' Matthew Fitzsimmons, bestselling author of The Short Drop
D. B. John has lived in South Korea and is one of the few Westerners to have visited North Korea. He co-authored The Girl With Seven Names, Hyeonseo Lee's New York Times bestselling memoir about her escape from North Korea.
"Extraordinary ... smart, sophisticated, suspenseful - and important. If you try one new thing this year, make it Star of the North. " Lee Child, bestselling author of the Jack Reacher thrillers "Tense and compelling." James Swallow, Sunday Times bestselling author of NOMAD "A superior thriller...steeped in the intrigue, culture and family of a closed regime." Andrew Gross, New York Times bestselling author "[Y]ou should read this forensic exposure of the horrors of [Kim Jong-un's] regime in this Tom Clancy-style evocation of what life there is actually like... Fast-moving and compelling, it provides the perfect fictional backdrop to the summit diplomacy we are now witnessing." Daily Mail "[John] parlays his knowledge into a grim but incisive narrative.... This is a masterly evocation of life under the Kim Jong-il regime." -- Barry Forshaw Guardian
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