Blogs in February 2023

The Translator 12th February 2023

A highly topical thriller about a Russian plot to cut the undersea communication cables linking the US to the UK. Also, a passionate love story between two people determined to stop this cataclysmic act. Clive Franklin, a Russian language...

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The Madness of July 2nd February 2023

‘Secrets and regrets, ambition and venality. I have seldom come across a novel so redolent of le Carré.’ Charles Cumming London, mid-1970s. A sweltering July in Whitehall, and for Will Flemyng, foreign office minister, the temperature rises with each...

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Winter Work 7th January 2023

BERLIN, 1990. On a chilly early morning walk, Emil Grimm finds the body of his neighbour, fellow Stasi officer Lothar, lying dead with a bullet wound to the temple. Despite the appearance of suicide, Emil suspects murder, for as...

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Emperor 14th December 2022

Can ex-NSA agent Ava stop the Emperor’s war plans before he kills millions – and her? There’s a new Cold War…and it’s about to erupt into World War Three. Emperor Qin – absolute ruler, dictator for life – has...

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Our Man In Kuwait 1st December 2022

A colonial-era thriller set against the background of big power conflict. The ultimate timepiece tinderbox of sun, sex and spies. Kuwait 1960. With Soviet backing Iraq plans to invade. Gordon Carlisle lives in the expat community of Ahmadi with...

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