The Wizard of the Kremlin


THE INTERNATIONAL SENSATION – a stunning work of political fiction that reads like a thriller, about the rise to power of Putin’s notorious spin doctor



They call him the Wizard of the Kremlin.

Working at the heart of Russian power, the enigmatic Vadim Baranov―Putin’s chief spin doctor―has used his background in experimental theatre and reality TV to turn the entire country into an avant-garde political stage. Here truth and lies, news and propaganda, have become indistinguishable. But Vadim is growing increasingly entangled in the dark secret workings of the regime he has helped build, and now he is desperate to get out…

Propelling the reader from the fall of the Soviet Union to the invasion of Ukraine, this breathless story of politics and power has become an international sensation.