A Foreign Country

A Foreign Country

By Charles Cumming

St. Martin's Griffin, Paperback, 9781250049056, 368pp.

Publication Date: July 22, 2014


From Charles Cumming, the internationally acclaimed, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Trinity Six, " comes a compelling tale of deceit and betrayal, conspiracy and redemption: "A Foreign Country"

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 the Author
CHARLES CUMMING is the author of the first Thomas Kell book, "A Foreign Country", as well as the" New York Times "bestselling thriller "The Trinity Six, "and others including "A Spy by Nature "and "Typhoon. "He lives with his family in London.