The Spanish Game

The Spanish Game

Book - 2008
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"The best of the new generation of British spy writers taking over where le Carre and Deighton left off." -- "Observer" (London) on "The Spanish Game" "The serpentine twists and the unflaggingly realistic suspense leave you breathless, but spellbound." -- "Daily Mail" (London) on "The Spanish Game""" "Tautly written, cleverly plotted...reminded me strongly of the early books of John le Carre." -- Robert Harris, author of "The Ghost," on "A Spy by Nature" Six years ago, Alec Milius was released by MI6 after a disasterous operation. His world shattered, Milius has been living in Madrid, attempting to put his former life as a spy behind him, and quitely rebuild his life. But all his plans come crashing down when the head of a separatist movement goes missing, and Milius is lured back into the world of espionage, the brutal world of lies and desperation. This time, though, Milius is forced to work alone - with no back-up, no support, and no one to save him should something go wrong. And in an operation like this, something is certain to go wrong. Horribly wrong.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2008, c2006.
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780312366391
Branch Call Number: CUMMING
Characteristics: 338 pages : map ; 25 cm.


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Nov 30, 2017

It's a good read, maddeningly, but good. It is not as good as Typhoon, another of his books.

Jul 04, 2011

If you enjoy the novels of John Le Carre or Graham Greene, you'll like Cumming's. It's not necessary to love or even like a protagonist in order to find him/her interesting. That's the case here. Alec Milius is a piece of work -- truly "A Spy by Nature" as the novel that precedes this one makes clear -- and as such not so much amiable/admirable as fascinating. A good read, in my judgment.


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