It is a sweltering July in the mid-1970s, and for Will Flemyng, foreign office minister, the temperature is rising with each passing hour. A mysterious death has exposed secret passions in government, bringing on a political crisis that will draw him back into a familiar world of danger and deceit.
For Flemyng has a past. He was trained as a spy for a life behind enemy lines and now he's compelled to go back. In the course of one long weekend he must question all his loyalties: To his friends, his enemies, and to his own two brothers. Only then can he expose the truth in London and Washington. When he has walked through the fire.
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I definitely would not try another by James Naughtie but I'm open minded about the narrator.
I'm not sure what genre it was. If it was a political thriller/spy type novel it's a poor example. They're my favourite genre.
It was so dull. I struggled to stay awake. To be fair it's probably not his fault and I'd be interested to try something completely different read by him.
None of the characters were interesting or came alive. I struggled to tell the difference between the characters because they all had no personality. The story kept promising that something was going to happen - but it never did! There was murder, suicide, spies - how can someone make that so boring?
- Amazon Customer
Better narration and a better story
Nothing really happened which is Ok but there was no slow revelation of the story. It was all hints and innuendo with no detail. I can understand teasing it out but the London part especially was tedious. The story just didn't move.
What's with doing female voice in a falsetto! Really not attractive or necessary.
The Scottish/mother plot line was the best bit.
- Jehane D.