Praise for A Divided Spy:
‘A gripping psychological clash of wills, tactics and morals … Kell’s third appearance confirms him as one of the most interesting and sympathetic characters in the spy thriller field’ The Times
‘A clever spy thriller combining believable spycraft, deft characterisation and acute psychological observation’ Ben Macintyre
‘Breathtaking . . . suspenseful . . . Kell brings a note of grace to the treacherous world of the spy novel’ Washington Post
‘The spies’ shifting psychological duel is riveting … deftly coupled with a topical subplot’ Sunday Times
‘Thomas Kell has become one of the most interesting and well-drawn spies in contemporary literature – a man who deserves to be spoken in the same breath as George Smiley … delicately written, with Cumming’s customary subtle humour, it confirms him as le Carré’s heir’ Daily Mail
‘Agent Kell is hell-bent on revenge ― but his quest ends up endangering Britain’s national security. Classic spy fiction at its best’ New York Post, “Must Reads”
‘Wonderful stuff – Charles Cumming is the one true heir to John Le Carré and Ian Fleming. Nobody documents life in the shadows quite as brilliantly as Charles Cumming – the new spymaster on the block’ Tony Parsons, author of The Murder Bag
‘A clever, believable spy thriller by a man dubbed the heir to John le Carré’ Sun
‘A Divided Spy is Charles Cumming's best work yet. I read it in two sittings’ Adam Rutherford
Praise for Charles Cumming:
‘A thriller that has everything you could ask for – a twisty, sexy plot, topical themes, memorable characters and plentiful spy lore’ Sunday Times, Books of the Year
Perfect for fans of THE NIGHT MANAGER and OUR KIND OF TRAITOR, Charles Cumming is ‘the master of the modern spy thriller’ (Mail on Sunday)
Thomas Kell thought he was done with spying. A former MI6 officer, he devoted his life to the Service, but it has left him with nothing but grief and a simmering anger against the Kremlin.
Then Kell is offered an unexpected chance at revenge. Taking the law into his own hands, he embarks on a mission to recruit a top Russian spy who is in possession of a terrifying secret. As Kell tracks his man from Moscow to London, he finds himself in a high stakes game of cat and mouse in which it becomes increasingly difficult to know who is playing whom.
As the mission reaches boiling point, the threat of a catastrophic terrorist attack looms over Britain. Kell is faced with an impossible choice. Loyalty to MI6 – or to his own conscience?