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User Review  - antao - LibraryThing

One of the pleasures of Cumming's fiction is that his characters often show a certain literary flair. The subtle characterization is also a hallmark of Cumming's work. You get to know the characters ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eyejaybee - LibraryThing

The principal protagonist is Thomas Kell, a recently ‘retired’ officer in MI6 who is currently awaiting subpoena as a witness in a prosecution arising from alleged incidents of ‘extraordinary ... Read full review

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User Review  - gmmartz - LibraryThing

If you like spy novels, you'll really enjoy this one. It has everything: great writing, a tricky story, good tradecraft, and a satisfying ending. The plot moved along at a good clip and the characters ... Read full review

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User Review  - johnwbeha - LibraryThing

I, too, am a fan of Charles Cumming, and I, too, think that fell short of his best work. Lots of good stuff about trade craft for us espionage devotees; but, for me, it falls down through a gaping ... Read full review

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User Review  - BillPilgrim - LibraryThing

When the woman who is about to take over as head of SIS, formerly known as MI6, goes missing from her vacation in France, Tom Kell, a former agent who recently left the service under a cloud of ... Read full review

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User Review  - alexbolding - LibraryThing

Very good spy thriller. With this book, which won the Bloody Scotland award 2012, Cumming has established himself as the proper heir of John le Carre, though the reason he clinched the prize may have ... Read full review

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User Review  - knittingmomof3 - LibraryThing

A solid spy thriller, A Foreign Country by Charles Cummings is the first in his Amelie Levene series. I read the books out of order, with A Colder War being his second in the series and the first I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Speesh - LibraryThing

There's no doubt this is better, much better than the last one of his I read (A Spy By Nature). More coherent, more interesting and without a middle section that sagged like...well, my middle section ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dnaej - LibraryThing

I received this as a goodreads first reads a while back. It was a bit tedious, and not the genre style for me. Read full review

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User Review  - Dnaej - LibraryThing

I received this as a goodreads first reads a while back. It was a bit tedious, and not the genre style for me. Read full review


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