A Spy by Nature

by Charles Cumming

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

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A Spy By Nature is the bestselling novel with which Charles Cumming announced his arrival as heir apparent to masters like John le Carre and Len Deighton; compellingly told, utterly authentic and heart-racingly intense, it will grip you till the very last page.

A Spy by Nature Synopsis

For fans of TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY comes this masterclass in suspense about a spy caught up in his own web of deception! Alec Milius is young, smart and ambitious -- with a talent for deception. When a chance encounter opens the door to a career with MI6, he is desperate to make his mark. But life as a spy begins to take a terrible toll on himself and those around him, and soon Alec is chasing not just success but survival. Forced to work alone, he spins a web of deceit that traps him centre stage in a game of global espionage. In this new job, the difference between truth and a lie can be a matter of life and death. And for Alec, it's getting harder to tell them apart!

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A Spy by Nature Press Reviews

Praise for A Spy by Nature:

 

'Gripping, exciting and deftly plotted...A book one would be seriously annoyed to have put down
Sunday Telegraph

'Tautly written and believable! a complex tale of code words, betrayal of friendship, bluff and counterbluff...Cumming writes it like it is'
Mail on Sunday

'Eerily good...a strong and serious entertainment. Don't miss'
Literary Review Praise for Charles Cumming:

'From the first page to the last it has the ring of absolute authenticity. Tautly written, cleverly plotted!it reminded me strongly of the early books of John le Carre'
Robert Harris, author of Fatherland and The Ghost

'The master of the modern spy thriller'
Mail On Sunday

'A wholly compelling and sophisticated spy novel -- vivid and disturbing -- immaculately researched and full of harrowing contemporary relevance'
William Boyd, author of Restless

'Terrific...vividly realised!as strong on emotional literacy as it is on spycraft'
New Statesman

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ISBN: 9780007416912
Publication date: 29/03/2012
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007416912
Publication date: 29th March 2012
Author: Charles Cumming
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 464 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Espionage & spy thriller,

About Charles Cumming

Charles Cumming was our Guest Editor in March 2013 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing. Charles Cumming was born in Scotland in 1971. He has been described as ‘the man who most successfully gets under the skin of Britain’s intelligence agencies’ (The Times). In the summer of 1995, he was approached for recruitment by the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). A year later he moved to Montreal where he began working on a novel based on his experiences with MI6, and A Spy by Nature was published in the UK in 2001.   Author photo &...

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