David Wolstencroft was born in 1969. He grew up in Edinburgh but now lives in Los Angeles. He is the creator of SPOOKS, the BAFTA award-winning spy drama, produced by Kudos for BBC ONE, and the author of GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS.
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Four fledgling MI5-trained spies meet serious trouble on their first assignments and are forced to cut loose and find the unknown place ‘Contact Zero’ that is reputed to be a sanctuary. Naturally in this sort of tale there are tests, suspicions and jealousies, unknown moles, double-crossing or pure manipulation. Who is to know the difference and certainly we, the readers, are kept guessing. This is good easy-reading stuff, well worth a try. The author is the creator of the TV drama Spooks.Similar this month: Joe Gores.Comparison: Gerald Seymour, Lee Child, Henry Porter.
Reviewed on Richard and Judy on 22nd June 2005.What happens when, because of an admin mesh up, two spies both with secret identities are sent to the same 'cover' job? For any fan of the TV series 'Spooks' this is a must read. And even if your not the book is hugely enjoyable, a really fresh take on the espionage genre packed with spy 'tradecraft' and dozens of red herrings.