From the internationally acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author of The Trinity Six, comes a compelling tale of deceit and betrayal, conspiracy and redemption On the vacation of a lifetime in Egypt, an elderly French couple are brutally murdered. Days later, a meticulously-planned kidnapping takes place on the streets of Paris. Amelia Levene, the first female Chief of MI6, has disappeared without a trace, six weeks before she is due to take over as the most influential spy in Europe. It is the gravest crisis MI6 has faced in more than a decade. Desperate not only to find her, but to keep her disappearance a secret, Britain's top intelligence agents turn to one of their own: disgraced MI6 officer Thomas Kell. Tossed out of the Service only months before, Kell is given one final chance to redeem himself - find Amelia Levene at any cost. The trail leads Kell to France and Tunisia, where he uncovers a shocking secret and a conspiracy that could have unimaginable repercussions for Britain and its allies. Only Kell stands in the way of personal and political catastrophe. A Foreign Country is one The Washington Post's Best Audiobooks of 2012.
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"Even if you've never listened to Cumming's other novels, you'll settle into this beguiling spy story quickly. Often compared to the master of cerebral espionage fiction, John le Carre, Cumming plays to the listener who prefers a subtle and thoughtful approach. Jot Davies's narration ushers you in; his voice is a steady presence through the disparate events from the beginning to the satisfying conclusion. He shifts between the numerous characters easily, although one character's accent gets lost occasionally. Davies's pacing fits the narrative, quickening as tension increases, mechanical as an extraction team pursues its deadly work, wistful or angry as the protagonist's situation demands. You'll find yourself wishing this story would continue just a while longer. M.L.R. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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