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A Colder War - Thomas Kell Spy Thriller 2 (Paperback)
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A Colder War - Thomas Kell Spy Thriller 2 (Paperback)

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Paperback 464 Pages / Published: 01/01/2015
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Perfect for fans of John le Carre, a gripping and suspenseful spy novel from `the master of the modern spy thriller' (Mail on Sunday)

Thomas Kell is a disgraced agent who longs to come in from the cold. When MI6's top spy in Turkey is killed in a mysterious plane crash, his chance arrives... for Kell is the only man Service Chief Amelia Levene can trust to investigate the accident.

In Istanbul, Kell soon discovers that there is a traitor inside Western Intelligence. Then he meets Rachel- the dead spy's daughter- and the stakes grow higher still.

From London to Greece and into Eastern Europe, Kell tracks the mole. But a betrayal close to home transforms the operation into something more personal. Soon Kell will stop at nothing to see it through.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007467501
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm


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Praise for A Colder War:

`The spy thriller has been on the ascendant in the past few years, breeding a bunch of talented writers, Cumming among the very best' The Times (Saturday Review)

`[A] cleverly plotted spy tale' Sun

`A Colder War is more than an excellent thriller: it is also a novel that forces us to look behind the headlines and question some of our own comfortable assumptions' Spectator

`An espionage maestro . . . The levels of psychological insight are married to genuine narrative acumen - but anyone who has read his earlier books will expect no less' Independent

`For those hungering for a new John le Carre, Charles Cumming has inherited the master's mantle. His new book, A Colder War, features sinister goings-on in spook-infested Istanbul' Sunday Times

`There's a sense that Kell is developing into a Smiley for our times' Mail on Sunday

`[Cumming] expertly recreates a world of waiting and watching where boredom is as much an enemy as other agents, and yet has still produced a page-turning thriller. . .If you thought true spy novels went out with the Berlin wall, think again' Press Association

`Edgily elegant ... perfect for those wanting a contemporary spy thriller in the vein of Le Carre and even for those who don't' Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal

Praise for A Foreign Country:

`We are in Smiley country, but with extra 21st century nuance ... Cumming has an exquisite touch and we should treasure him' Daily Mail

`A thriller that has everything you could ask for - a twisty, sexy plot, topical themes, memorable characters and plentiful spy lore' Sunday Times

`Refreshing, plausible and effective ... Best of all is the sheer pace of the narrative' Spectator

`You are likely to be up for most of the night to find out how this novel ends. It grips from the first page ... A fast-moving treat' The Scotsman

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“A Colder War”

When MI6’s Head of Station in Turkey is killed, spy-in-limbo Thomas Kell is brought in from the cold to investigate. Kell’s investigation takes him from London to Istanbul as he tracks a suspected mole within the... More

Hardback edition
18th February 2014
Helpful? Upvote 46

“has good has Terence strong”

A mission goes wrong on the Turkish/ Iran border then the head of the Turkish station dies in a plane crash the british security services are worried something is a foot around the gateway to Europe
C head of MI5... More

Paperback edition
22nd March 2015
Helpful? Upvote 28

“A Colder War”

A brilliant return for Thomas Kell, whose previous outing in 'A Foreign Country' got me hooked on Charles Cumming's books. This time Tom is sent to Turkey after the suspicious death of the local head of... More

Hardback edition
4th April 2014
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