Summary

He risked it all to become a spy. Now he must pay the price.
A gripping new stand-alone spy thriller from the winner of the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of the Year.
One simple task for British Intelligence takes him into a world of danger.
Successful novelist Kit Carradine has grown restless. So when British Intelligence invites him to enter the secret world of espionage, he willingly takes a leap into the unknown.
But the glamour of being a spy is soon tainted by fear and betrayal, as Carradine finds himself in Morocco on the trail of Lara Bartok - a mysterious fugitive with links to international terrorism.
Bartok is a leading figure in Resurrection, a violent revolutionary movement whose brutal attacks on prominent right-wing politicians have spread hatred and violence throughout the West.
As the coils of a ruthless plot tighten around him, Carradine finds himself drawn to Lara. Caught between competing intelligence services who want her dead, he soon faces an awful choice: to abandon Lara to her fate or to risk everything trying to save her.
©2018 Charles Cumming (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Critic reviews

"A gripping psychological clash of wills, tactics and morals...Kell’s third appearance confirms him as one of the most interesting and sympathetic characters in the spy thriller field." (The Times)
"A clever spy thriller combining believable spycraft, deft characterisation and acute psychological observation." (Ben Macintyre)
"Breathtaking...suspenseful...Kell brings a note of grace to the treacherous world of the spy novel." (Washington Post)
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5 out of 5 stars
By entangledbank on 09-06-18

Perfect narrator for this

A gripping story, tightly written, with the added fun of classic North African spy territory and interesting tension created by the central conceit of a spy writer caught up in spying. Brilliantly read by Charlie Anson.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Hamish on 08-08-18

boring and long winded

I wanted to like this but it is just too boring and long winded.
Well written an narrated but plot is slow and uninteresting. Couldn't finish it.

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