In exile. In danger. On the run. For six years Alec Milius has been trying to escape his past. But his past refuses to release him.
Abandoned by MI6 after a disastrous operation with the CIA, Milius has slowly rebuilt his life in Madrid: he has a flat, a job Ė and a relationship with the wrong woman.
Older and wiser that the young spy who first caught the eye of British Intelligence, Milius still has a talent for deception and a fatal weakness for secrets. So when a prominent politician disappears in suspicious circumstances he canít resist tracking him down.
But the rules have changed. Alec is now working alone outside the boundaries of any official agency. Paranoid and expendable, he soon becomes vulnerable to the ruthless duplicities of the secret world.
He can trust no one. But as he comes face to face with the nightmare of modern terror, Alec is given one last chance for redemption.
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'A tense, brilliant thriller ... bluff, counter-bluff and lashings
of menace, stirred up into a thrilling, twist-laden climax.' -- Ireland on Sunday
'Class ... He's dragging the spy novel into the era of Spooks,
Jack Bauer and Daniel Craig's James Bond.' -- thelondonpaper
'Cracking ... the serpentine twists and the unflaggingly realistic
suspense leave you breathless, but spellbound.' -- Daily Mail
'Impressive and convincing, with a stunning twist at the end.'
-- Sunday Telegraph
'The best of a new generation of British spy writers taking over
where le Carre and Deighton left off.' -- Observer
Charles Cumming was born in Scotland in 1971. Author of the bestselling thrillers A Spy by Nature and The Hidden Man. The Spanish Game is his third novel. He lives in London.
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Book Description Penguin Group, 25.01.2007., 2007. Book Condition: Neu. 480 Seiten neu, Versand spätestens am nächsten Werktag 204805 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 275 17,8 x 11,4 x 3,6 cm, Taschenbuch. Bookseller Inventory # 138818