9780312591335

A Foreign Country

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  • ISBN13:

    9780312591335

  • ISBN10:

    0312591330

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/7/2012
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

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Summary

From the internationally acclaimed, New York Timesbestselling author of The Trinity Six,comes a compelling tale of deceit and betrayal, conspiracy and redemption On the vacation of a lifetime in Egypt, an elderly French couple are brutally murdered. Days later, on the streets of Paris, a young French accountant is kidnapped. When Amelie Levene, who in six weeks is due to take over as the first female Chief of MI6, disappears without a trace while in the south of France, it is the gravest crisis MI6 has faced in more than a decade. Desperate not only to find her, but to keep the press from learning that she has gone missing, Britain's top intelligence agents turn to one of their own: disgraced former MI6 officer Thomas Kell. Tossed out of the Service only months before, Kell is given one final chance to redeem himself and find Amelia Levene at any cost. What links the random attacks against these three seemingly unrelated people? The trail leads Kell to France and Tunisia, where he uncovers a shocking secret and a conspiracy that could have unimaginable repercussions for Britain and its allies. Only Kell stands in the way of personal and political catastrophe.

Author Biography

CHARLES CUMMING is the author of The New York Times bestselling thriller The Trinity Six, as well as others including A Spy by Nature and Typhoon. He lives with his family in London.

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“Bestseller Cumming follows 2011’s The Trinity Six with another superb stand-alone…Cumming is particularly skilled at sketching his characters…The elegant prose will appeal to those who don’t usually read spy fiction.” - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

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