A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming

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...when hearing from such a fair-minded, stouthearted figure, readers may find themselves wishing that he could come in from the fictional cold.
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From the internationally acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author of The Trinity Six, comes a compelling tale of deceit and betrayal, conspiracy and redemption


On the vacation of a lifetime in Egypt, an elderly French couple are brutally murdered. Days later, a meticulously-planned kidnapping takes place on the streets of Paris. Amelia Levene, the first female Chief of MI6, has disappeared without a trace, six weeks before she is due to take over as the most influential spy in Europe. It is the gravest crisis MI6 has faced in more than a decade. Desperate not only to find her, but to keep her disappearance a secret, Britain's top intelligence agents turn to one of their own: disgraced MI6 officer Thomas Kell. Tossed out of the Service only months before, Kell is given one final chance to redeem himself - find Amelia Levene at any cost. The trail leads Kell to France and Tunisia, where he uncovers a shocking secret and a conspiracy that could have unimaginable repercussions for Britain and its allies. Only Kell stands in the way of personal and political catastrophe.

 

About Charles Cumming

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CHARLES CUMMING is the author of The New York Times bestselling thriller The Trinity Six, as well as others including A Spy by Nature and Typhoon. He lives with his family in London.
 
Published August 7, 2012 by St. Martin's Press. 368 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Horror. Fiction
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Reviewed by John Schwartz on Aug 31 2012

Underneath all the jets and ferries, the heroic alcohol consumption...and computer hacking that make a spy thriller move, the real story in “A Foreign Country” is the quest to reclaim our better selves, the people we once thought we might be.

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Above average
Reviewed by Tom Nolan on Aug 06 2012

...when hearing from such a fair-minded, stouthearted figure, readers may find themselves wishing that he could come in from the fictional cold.

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