My Name Is Nobody
Matthew Richardson

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Narrated By: Colin Mace

Duration: 8 hours and 38 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of My Name Is Nobody by Matthew Richardson, read by Colin Mace.

'I know a secret. A secret that changes everything...'

Solomon Vine was the best of his generation, a spy on a fast track to the top. But when a prisoner is shot in unexplained circumstances on his watch, only suspension and exile beckon.

Three months later, MI6's Head of Station in Istanbul is abducted from his home. There are signs of a violent struggle. With the Service in lockdown, uncertain of who can be trusted, thoughts turn to the missing man's oldest friend: Solomon Vine.

Officially suspended, Vine can operate outside the chain of command to uncover the truth. But his investigation soon reveals that the disappearance heralds something much darker. And that there's much more at stake than the life of a single spy...


Espionage and spy thriller, Crime and mystery fiction, Fiction: general and literary, Political / legal thriller

Listen to a sample

Now comes Matthew Richardson, hailed as the next Charles Cumming. My Name is Nobody actually falls somewhere between Robert Ludlum and Le Carre

Sunday Mail

Truly authentic and frighteningly so . . . a remarkable thriller

Shot Magazine

Compelling, intense and sharply authentic

bestselling author of Nomad

A splendid tale of espionage starring an old-fashioned MI6 hero . . . exciting spy literature

The Times

Authentic, mysterious, fraught with deception, betrayal, and uncertain allegiances, it captures perfectly the foggy world of spies, populated by conspiracy and turncoats, both friends and enemies, an evocative descent into the Wilderness of Mirrors

author of Red Sparrow

I dare you to find a first novel as self-assured, impeccably researched and beautifully rendered . . . Richardson paints a portrait of espionage that calls to mind early le Carré

No. 1 bestselling author of Orphan X

Told with panache and a taste for the intricacies of craft that mark it as outstanding ... Solomon Vine reminds me not so much of le Carre's Smiley, but rather Len Deighton's spy in his marvellous debut The Ipcress File. If he keeps going, Vine could be that good ... a supremely confident debut

Daily Mail

Matthew Richardson's debut is a bang-up-to-date thriller told with old-school panache. A great read

CWA Gold Dagger-winning author of Dead Lions

Elegant and assured, My Name is Nobody weaves a complex web of moles, double agents and tradecraft, brought right up to date by a fresh young voice . . . compelling spy fiction

bestselling author of Amnesia

A supremely confident debut . . . This story is told with panache and a taste for spy craft that mark it as outstanding

Daily Mail

A pleasingly convoluted spy saga . . . which combines immaculate Cold War tradecraft with modern tech savvy as our maverick hero comes up against a Le Carre-esque establishment while trying to find a mole and head off a terrorist atrocity

Sunday Times Crime Club

All debut spy novelists are dubbed the new John le Carre but Richardson has made a good fist of living up to the accolade at his first attempt . . . [a] knowledgeable thriller

SPORT Magazine

Proof that the genre is flourishing anew in the 21st century . . . [he] distinguishes the more ambitious offerings in the spy genre, but his plotting has an old-school, Swiss-clock precision that keeps the reader pleasurably engaged.