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A Charles Thoroughgood spy thriller, authoritative, action-packed and, as ever, all-too topical. The second volume in the series, Legacy, is soon to be on TV and will surely bring much needed attention to an undervalued spy series by an author who is still better known for his automotive adventures and journalistic background. Detailing an unsteady collaboration between MI5 and MI6 when a protest group linked to a major political party is planning acts of terrorism and sabotage which connects with a Cold War case in Charles' own past. Elegant writing, an urbane and imperfect spook in the driving seat whom we have begun to know well over the series as he ages and matures like fine wine, and an unsettling attention to political realities, past and present, on a par with Le Carre, Charles Cumming and other ingenious experts of the genre make this a good read indeed. ~ Maxim Jakubowski
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Deep Blue by Alan Judd
From the author of Legacy, now a major BBC Film, comes a brilliant new novel for fans of le Carre, Graham Greene and Charles Cumming. During a time of political disruption and rising anti-nuclear sentiment, MI5 discovers that an extremist fringe group, Action Against Austerity, appears to have links to an established political party while planning sabotage using something or someone called Deep Blue. Banned from investigating British political parties, the head of MI5 seeks advice from Charles Thoroughgood, his opposite number in MI6. Agreeing to help unofficially with the case, Charles must delve deep into his own past, to an unresolved Cold War case linked to his private life. Using the past as key to the present, he soon finds himself in a race against time to prevent a plot which is politically nuclear ...
'Judd infuses his writing with insider knowledge' New Statesman
About the Author
Publication date12th January 2017
More books by Alan Judd
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PublisherSimon & Schuster Ltd
CategoriesEspionage & spy thriller
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