The Spanish Game
By Charles Cumming
St. Martin's Press, Hardcover, 9780312366391, 352pp.
Publication Date: November 25, 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.
Praise for The Spanish Game: "This is spy fiction of the highest order; Cumming deserves to be ranked with the best of the genre's practitioners."-- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A convincing character study of an imperfect spy...engrossing."-- Daily Telegraph (London) "A cracking good spy thriller...the serpentine twists and unflaggingly realistic suspense leave you breathless, but spellbound." -- Daily Mail (London)