CHARLES CUMMING is the author of international bestseller, "A Spy by Nature." A former British Secret Service recruit, he is a contributing editor to "The Week "magazine and lives in London.
Drawing upon his experiences working with the British Secret Service, Cumming returns with another spy thriller that is as thrilling as and more fully realized than previous works. Protagonist Alex Milius has learned a lot since his release from MI6 six years ago and is unable to stay away from the high-stakes game of international intrigue. The talented Simon Vance delivers a scintillating reading; his simple, underplayed English dialect captures the very essence of Milius. There are no frills or manufactured emotions; Vance is so good that he need only relate the prose with honesty and passion and listening becomes a compelling and memorable experience. A St. Martin's hardcover (Reviews, Sept. 22). (Feb.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
Praise for "The Spanish Game" "This is spy fiction of the highest order; Cumming deserves to be ranked with the best of the genre's practitioners."--" Publishers Weekly" (starred review) "A convincing character study of an imperfect spy...engrossing."-- "Daily Telegraph" (London) "A cracking good spy thriller...the serpentine twists and unflaggingly realistic suspense leave you breathless, but spellbound." -- "Daily Mail" (London)