A Colder War - Thomas Kell Spy Thriller 2 (Paperback)Charles Cumming (author)
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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
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm
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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