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A vivid and gripping novel which sees Alec Milius coaxed back into the secret world to face the uncontainable danger of 21st century terrorism!
For six years, Alec Milius has escaped the past. In Madrid, he has rebuilt his life, but remains in exile and in danger. Slightly older, and much wiser, than the young spy who first impressed MI6, he has kept his fatal attraction to secrets. So when a prominent politician mysteriously disappears, Alec is lured back into the spying game. Only this time he operates without the protection of any official agency -- isolated and expendable, with nobody to turn to if things go wrong. And they soon do. But when Alec is confronted with the nightmare of modern terrorism, he is given one last chance for redemption!
Closing date: 11/10/2018
Praise for Charles Cumming:
'A cracking good spy thriller! the serprentine twists and the unflaggingly realistic suspense leave you breathless, but spellbound'
'The Man who most successfully gets under the skin of Britain's intelligence agencies'
'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
'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'
Publication date: 29/03/2012
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||29th March 2012|
|Publisher:||Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
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 &...More About Charles Cumming