A Colder War

Cumming, Charles

Book - 2014
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
A Colder War
"A top-ranking Iranian military official is blown up while trying to defect to the West. An investigative journalist is arrested and imprisoned for writing an article critical of the Turkish government. An Iranian nuclear scientist is assassinated on the streets of Tehran. These three incidents, seemingly unrelated, have one crucial link. Each of the three had been recently recruited by Western intelligence, before being removed or killed. Then Paul Wallinger, MI6's most senior agent in Turkey, dies in a puzzling plane crash. Fearing the worst, MI6 bypasses the usual protocol and brings disgraced agent Tom Kell in from the cold to investigate. Kell soon discovers what Wallinger had already begun to suspect--that there's a mole somewhere in the Western intelligence, a traitor who has been systematically sabotaging scores of joint intelligence operations in the Middle East. "-- Provided by publisher.

Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2014
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250020611
Branch Call Number: FICTION CUMMING 2014
Characteristics: 388 pages ;,25 cm


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Sep 07, 2014

"In his second appearance, disgraced MI6 agent Thomas Kell is asked to look into the plane crash that killed Paul Wallinger, a colleague who was romantically involved with the head of MI6. Complications arise with the involvement of the dead man's daughter, but the real danger is in finding out whether Wallinger was killed accidentally, murdered, or driven to suicide. Kell's search for answers takes him all over the world and puts him on the trail of a mole responsible for sabotaging several missions. Plenty of spycraft and complex characters make this a great choice for fans of John Le Carré." Thrillers and Suspense September 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/9d8e1b90-ba6d-476e-b0fa-85f2990aeabf?postId=e6990131-7b30-4db6-a003-ddc98508c096

Sep 03, 2014
  • wydercider rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brilliantly written and fast paced. The title truly takes today's action painted in John Le Carre's language.
This is probably the most entertaining book I have read this year. Cumming's attention to detail makes the action real life!

Aug 22, 2014
  • KBesserman rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book. Cumming is by far the best espionage writer today. Compelling plot twists and deep characters. Highly recommend all of his books.

Aug 21, 2014
  • dcafk rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great spy novel; it is right up there with the works of John Le Carre. I heartily recommend it.


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