A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book for 2011 The most closely-guarded secret of the Cold War is about to be exposed - the identity of a SIXTH member of the infamous Cambridge spy ring. And people are killing for it...?/b London, 1992. Late one night, Edward Crane, 76, is declared dead at a London hospital. An obituary describes him only as a 'resourceful career diplomat'. But Crane was much more than that - and the circumstances surrounding his death are far from what they seem. Fifteen years later, academic Sam Gaddis needs money. When a journalist friend asks for his help researching a possible sixth member of the notorious Trinity spy ring, Gaddis knows that she's onto a story that could turn his fortunes around. But within hours the journalist is dead, apparently from a heart attack. Taking over her investigation, Gaddis trails a man who claims to know the truth about Edward Crane. Europe still echoes with decades of deadly disinformation on both sides of the Iron Curtain. And as Gaddis follows a series of leads across the continent, he approaches a shocking revelation - one which will rock the foundations of politics from London to Moscow... "Cumming's novel is characterized by a gripping sense of realism. He displays a vast knowledge of spycraft and Cold War history, and the dense, three-dimensional world he crafts comes complete with seedy hotels and smoky nightclubs. The result is absolutely gripping. Taut, atmospheric and immersive-an instant classic." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on The Trinity Six The Trinity Six is a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 Thrillers title.
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by Charles Cumming
by Charles Darwin
by Cory Doctorow, Charles Stross
by John R. Lee, Jesse Hanley
by Charles Stross
by Charles Todd
by Charles Wetherall
"A hot thriller about a secret from the Cold War asks the question: Was there a sixth British double agent working for the Soviets along with Philby and Blunt and the others we know about? And if so, was he a triple agent, and why exactly does everyone who stumbles on the story meet such bad and sudden ends? Who needs the story quashed--the Putin-like Sergei Platov or MI6? John Lee doesn't distinguish much among the voices of, say, Tanya the spy, Holly the girlfriend, or Natasha the ex-wife, but, to be fair, they're fairly stock characters. Tension and pacing are what matter most to this listening experience, and at these Lee is impeccable. If you're one of Smiley's people, you'll love it. B.G. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"
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