A Spy by Nature by Charles Cumming audiobook

A Spy by Nature: A Novel

By Charles Cumming
Read by Simon Vance

Tantor Audio 9780312366353

The Alec Milius Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200140657

  • ISBN: 9798200140640

  • ISBN: 9798200140664

Runtime: 11.39 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

This is what they told me a long time ago. Only make contact in the event of an emergency. Only telephone if you believe that your position has been fatally compromised. Under no circumstances are you to approach us unless it is absolutely necessary in order to preserve the security of the operation. This is the number. Alec Milius is young, smart, and ambitious. He also has a talent for deception. He is working in a dead-end job when a chance encounter leads him to MI6, the elite British Secret Intelligence Service, handing him an opportunity to play center stage in a dangerous game of espionage. In his new line of work, Alec finds that the difference between the truth and a lie can mean the difference between life and death—and he is having trouble telling them apart. Isolated and exposed, he must play a role in which the slightest glance or casual remark can seem heavy with unintended menace. Caught between British and American Intelligence, Alec finds himself threatened and alone, unable to confide in even his closest friend. His life as a spy begins to exact a terrible price, both on himself and on those around him. Richly atmospheric and chillingly plausible, A Spy by Nature announces the arrival of British author Charles Cumming as heir apparent to masters like John le Carré and Len Deighton. A bestseller in England, it's the gripping story of a young man driven by ruthless ambition who finds himself chasing not just success but survival.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Simon Vance excels with this thriller about double-crossing British and American spy agencies.... A suspenseful story---suspensefully told. AudioFile
“Smartly paced and intricately plotted, Cumming’s decidedly unglamorous look at industrial espionage provides plenty of elaborate deceits, double crosses and other trappings of a first-class spy thriller.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Charles Cumming

Author Bio: Charles Cumming

Charles Cumming is the author of numerous suspense thrillers and spy fiction novels, including the Alec Milius books, the Thomas Kell books, and six stand-alone novels. His Box 88 was longlisted for the 2021 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger award.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 11.39
Audience: Adult
Language: English