‘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
‘Thrills by the bucket… An entertaining blend of Le Carré-like in-house establishment rivalries and sheer propulsive action reminiscent of Len Deighton.’
– Maxim Jakubowski
'A clever and complex thriller with truly memorable characters. The 60s setting is brilliantly done.'
– Elly Griffiths, author of the Dr Ruth Galloway mysteries
'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 Critical Incidents
'A gripping historical thriller, impeccably researched and skilfully told.'
– Charles Cumming, author of The Man Between
'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 DCI Matilda Darke series
'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
'Red Corona is a fantastic and clever new Cold War spy novel. If you like le Carré you'll enjoy it.'
– Chris Deerin
'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
'Taut, ambitious and engaging with a superb sense of time and place, Red Corona is an excellent debut thriller and Tim Glister an author to watch. Highly recommended.'
– Hair Past a Freckle blog
'Catchy title! Actually, Red Corona has nothing to do with viruses, but the space race in 1961... An entertaining, not to say nostalgic, espionage thriller.'
– The Times and Sunday Times Crime Club
‘A really entertaining read; it’s lightly written, action driven and fun… Fans of high octane thrillers will love this novel. The characters are intriguing and there are enough twists to satisfy a puzzle-hardened reader. All that glistens may not be gold but all that Glisters is.’
– New Books Magazine
‘In this complex espionage plot Mr. Glister has crafted a very fine thriller by creating a suffocating but at the same time an intoxicating mood whilst bringing to life a most desperate and dangerous time in our history.’
– Shots blog
‘There are twists and turns and a satisfactory ending. Tim Glister has clearly researched the worlds of intelligence and the space race. I recommend this debut novel and look forward to the next.’
– Mystery People
‘Glister has drawn together enough authentic knowledge of 1960s scientific technology to make it totally convincing… a very cleverly woven plot.’
‘Intrigue, thrills, fights and killings occur in the race to cross that line first, and cracking drama it is with well-observed MI5, CIA and KGB characters in realistic settings surrounded by many authentic contemporary touches… so naturally written that you’re actually there… I was reminded of Frederick Forsyth’s Day of the Jackal with its similarly relentless motivations. A great read.’
– Historical Novel Society
‘Completely engaging and compelling… Impressive for a debut!... There’s so much to get your teeth into and I thoroughly enjoyed it.’