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Citizen Orlov

Citizen Orlov

By Jonathan Payne
Categories: Fiction, Espionage, Action & Adventure, Absurdist
Imprint: CamCat Books
Hardcover : 9780744309010, 240 pages, May 2023
Paperback (Large print edition) : 9780744309072, 416 pages, May 2023
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780744309096, May 2023
Audiobook : 9780744309119, May 2023
Expected to ship: 2023-05-23
Expected to ship: 2023-05-23

When Citzen Orlov, an unassuming fishmonger and upstanding citizen, answers a mysterious phone call, he is catapulted into a web of espionage and political maneuverings. Not every fishmonger can be a secret agent, but Orlov will certainly try.


Not every fishmonger can be a secret agent.

Journey to an unnamed mountainous country in central Europe at the end of the Great War. Enter Citizen Orlov, a simple fishmonger and an honest, upright citizen, who stumbles into the Ministry of Security, and consequently a hidden world of espionage and secrecy. His first assignment? To safeguard the King when he visits the scenic town of Kufzig.

But Orlov soon discovers that his ministry handler, the alluring but-couldn’t-possibly-be-a-femme-fatale Agent Zelle, is planning not to protect the King but to assassinate him. Caught in a web of plot and counterplot, confusing loyalties, and explosive betrayals, Orlov finds himself on trial for murder. He has an opportunity to clear his name—but with his friends, mother, and fellow citizens’ lives in the balance, freedom comes at a high cost.