- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (16 May 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0008200343
- ISBN-13: 978-0008200343
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.7 x 19.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 299 g
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 396,285 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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
The gripping new spy thriller you need to read in 2018
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In this book, we meet Kit Carradine, a spy thriller novelist. He lives a pretty hum drum life in London, writing his books that have finally garnered a big audience. On a walk one day he is approached by a man who turns out to be a spy handler. Kit is invited to lunch, where there is no lunch, but he is asked to perform a small job for the Service. Kit knows about the Service, his father was an agent until named by Kim Philby, a double agent for Russia. And, so, Kit Carradine’s life is changed. He is unequivocal about helping out.
Carradine travels to Morocco to track down a woman, Lara Bartok, who is an agent for the Service. Not much is as it seems, and life will never be the same for Kit. The Service is involved in tracking down Resurrection, a group that kidnaps and murders rightwing politicians and journalists. As you might expect Kit is a little naive, and some of the characters he meets put him in over his head.
This book kept me spellbound, and I found the twists and turns as written by Charles Cumming more than believable. I have read so many spy thrillers over the past 50 years, that I know what I am up against. Cumming is in LeCarre territory as far as I am concerned, and that is the best compliment I can give him.
Recommended. prisrob 09-27-18
Our accidental hero is suddenly involved in intrigue in Marrakech leading to a thrilling escape with consequences.
I could not put this book down. Once again Charles Cumming has written a 5 star thriller of the modern day spy involving MI6, Langley and The post-KGB era.
Since I read A Spy by Nature I have taken a keen interest in everything that is about to be realeased written by him..
Disappointed now that his new book The Moroccan girl seems to be the same book as The Man Between..
Just by reading both books reviews one can confirm this fact.
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