Author(s): Charles Cumming
A Sunday Times top ten bestseller, perfect for fans of THE NIGHT MANAGER, from the winner of the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of the Year and 'the master of the modern spy thriller' (Mail on Sunday). A NEW COLD WAR IS LOOMINGFormer MI6 officer Thomas Kell thought he was done with spying. Until the Russian agent he blames for the death of his girlfriend is spotted at a Red Sea resort - in dangerous company. ONE SPY WANTS REVENGETaking the law into his own hands, Kell embarks on a mission to recruit his rival. Only to find himself in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse in which it becomes increasingly difficult to know who is playing whom. THIS TIME IT'S PERSONALAs the mission reaches boiling point, rumours of a terrorist attack suggest a massacre on Britain soil is imminent. Kell is faced with an impossible choice. Loyalty to MI6 - or to his own conscience?
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 'A Divided Spy by Charles Cumming is the third in the Thomas Kell series, and the best yet, a clever spy thriller combining believable spycraft, deft characterisation and acute psychological observation' Ben Macintyre 'The spies' shifting psychological duel is riveting ... deftly coupled with a topical subplot' Sunday Times 'Thomas Kell has become one of the most interesting and well-drawn spies in contemporary literature - a man who deserves to be spoken in the same breath as George Smiley ... Delicately written, with Cumming's customary subtle humour, it confirms him as le Carre's heir' Daily Mail 'Wonderful stuff - Charles Cumming is the one true heir to John Le Carre and Ian Fleming. A Divided Spy is an intelligent, high-octane thriller that is as contemporary as tomorrow's headlines. Nobody documents life in the shadows quite as brilliantly as Charles Cumming - the new spymaster on the block.' Tony Parsons, author of The Murder Bag 'A clever, believable spy thriller by a man dubbed the heir to John le Carre' Sun 'A Divided Spy is Charles Cumming's best work yet. I read it in two sittings' Adam Rutherford Praise for Charles Cumming: 'A thriller that has everything you could ask for - a twisty, sexy plot, topical themes, memorable characters and plentiful spy lore' Sunday Times, Books of the Year
Charles Cumming was born in Scotland in 1971. In the summer of 1995, he was approached for recruitment by the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). A year later he moved to Montreal where he began working on a novel based on his experiences with MI6, and A Spy by Nature was published in the UK in 2001. In 2012, Charles won the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller and the Bloody Scotland Crime Book of the Year for A Foreign Country. A Divided Spy is his eighth novel.