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The Man Between Paperback – 18 June 2018
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‘The most brilliant thriller’ Sunday Times
‘Recommended. I read it one breathless sitting’ Ian Rankin
‘Charles Cumming gets better with each book ‘ The Times
‘Plunges a novelist into a deliciously twisty imbroglio in Morocco; it’s Cumming at his most relaxed and engaging’ Telegraph, Books of the Year
‘An instant classic of the spy genre’ Mick Herron
‘Nobody writes more enjoyable spy thrillers than Charles Cumming’ Anthony Horowitz
‘A real page-turner’ Peter Robinson, Daily Mail
‘Rich in twists and cloak-and-dagger action … typically accomplished and enthralling’ Sunday Times
‘Credibly obsessed and convincingly foolish, Carradine is an interesting character in a pleasingly original spy story’ Literary Review
‘Lift the lid off Cumming's novel The Man Between and breathe in an exotic tagine stew, redolent of murderous international conspiracy, assassination, kidnapping, and a beautiful dangerous woman, set against the colourful matchstick mosaic of Marrakesh. Another Cumming triumph’ Jason Matthews
‘Charles Cumming’s The Man Between continues the author’s steady upwards trajectory; he will soon be snapping at the heels of such masters as John le Carré and Gerald Seymour’ Guardian
‘I have been a fan of Charles Cumming ever since A Spy by Nature, and The Man Between is up there with the best – full of thrills, wit and fine writing, with a plot and themes that might have been taken from today’s headlines. Writer/spy Kit Carradine is a thoroughly engaging protagonist, and I look forward to meeting him again. Superb espionage fiction’ Peter Robinson
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
‘The spies’ shifting psychological duel is riveting … deftly coupled with a topical subplot’ Sunday Times
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Very Ambleresque in terms of tone. The central premise of the game amateur, bored thriller writer turned spy, allows for a lot of latitude in terms of plotting and building jeopardy, just as Eric Ambler's 'Mask Of Domitrios' did back in the day.
The result is a colourful adventure that takes us to some glamorous locations whilst evoking some of the great issues of our times.
Not quite up to the level of his masterpiece, 'Typhoon', but certainly a must read for the millions of spy fans out there who enjoy their fiction literate.
It confirms Charles Cumming's position as one of the UK's top thriller writers.
I have read Charles Cumming's other books and rate him highly as an author of exciting, modern spy thrillers. 'The Man Between' is excellent and is certainly as good as his other stories. Carradine is a likeable character and I suspect Mr Cumming may be planning future stories where we will get to know him better.
There is plenty of intrigue and tension in the story, but there could have been more if the hunt, if successful, was going to seriously damage the terrorist organisation or stop some planned outrage.
The Man Between is typical of a Charles Cumming book - beautifully written, gripping and believable. I particularly hope to see more of the main character, Kit in future books (although I understand the author is now a little busy with other exciting projects!)
Well done, Charles
But I think he's gone a bit off the boil with this one. Some of the things the main character does are at best naïve and at worst completely and utterly stupid. You're left thinking has the main character got a bit of a brain problem?
These parts completely undermine the story as they are key parts that make the whole story a bit silly. Also it does read as a bit self indulgent and written as the ultimate wet dream of a spy author, which if you're not an author won't get you excited at all to be honest.