A Foreign Country (Paperback)
St. Martin's Griffin, 9781250049056, 368pp.
Publication Date: July 22, 2014
August 2012 Indie Next List
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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.