To Die in Vienna

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"To Die in Vienna" is Kevin Wignall's ninth novel. Freddie Makin is an American thirtysomething, a civilian surveillance contractor, who for the last year has been watching Jiang Cheng, a Chinese academic in Vienna. When Freddie returns home early one day, suffering a migraine, he interrupts a break-in at his apartment. The intruder escapes, but then comes back and tries to kill Freddie – this was no ordinary break-in, and from that moment on, Freddie’s a hunted man.

It’s clear he’s seen something he shouldn’t have seen, but he has no idea what it is, or who it is trying to kill him, or even who’s been employing him. When Cheng also disappears and Freddie gets the first indications that it might be the CIA trying to shut him down, things look desperate.

His only hope for survival is that they don’t know the whole truth about Freddie Makin either, or about the past he’s running away from…

“To Die in Vienna” was published worldwide in the English language on June 14th 2018. You can find links to the US and UK pages below, but it’s available through all Amazon stores.

Film rights have sold to Focus Features (part of Universal) and "Welcome to Vienna" will star Jake Gyllenhaal, who'll also produce through his own company, Nine Stories. More news soon.

The book was well received with The Sunday Times suggesting it had "Echoes of The Third Man, as well as Hitchcock", and The Financial Times listing it among its best books of 2018.

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