The Spanish Game

The Spanish Game

Book - 2008
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"The best of the new generation of British spy writers taking over where le Carre and Deighton left off." -- "Observer" (London) on "The Spanish Game" "The serpentine twists and the unflaggingly realistic suspense leave you breathless, but spellbound." -- "Daily Mail" (London) on "The Spanish Game""" "Tautly written, cleverly plotted...reminded me strongly of the early books of John le Carre." -- Robert Harris, author of "The Ghost," on "A Spy by Nature" Six years ago, Alec Milius was released by MI6 after a disasterous operation. His world shattered, Milius has been living in Madrid, attempting to put his former life as a spy behind him, and quitely rebuild his life. But all his plans come crashing down when the head of a separatist movement goes missing, and Milius is lured back into the world of espionage, the brutal world of lies and desperation. This time, though, Milius is forced to work alone - with no back-up, no support, and no one to save him should something go wrong. And in an operation like this, something is certain to go wrong. Horribly wrong.
Publisher: New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, 2008.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780312366391
0312366396
Branch Call Number: CUM
Characteristics: 338 pages ; 25 cm

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Jul 04, 2011

If you enjoy the novels of John Le Carre or Graham Greene, you'll like Cumming's. It's not necessary to love or even like a protagonist in order to find him/her interesting. That's the case here. Alec Milius is a piece of work -- truly "A Spy by Nature" as the novel that precedes this one makes clear -- and as such not so much amiable/admirable as fascinating. A good read, in my judgment.

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