The Spanish Game

A Novel

Alec Milius (Volume 2)

Charles Cumming

St. Martin's Griffin

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Six years ago, after working for the British Secret Intelligence Service, Alec Milius got out of the spy game after being drummed out by MI6. His retirement came at unbearably great personal cost. But just because he's walked away from the life, it doesn't mean that that life has walked away from him.

Now living in exile in Madrid, quietly and as far under the radar as possible, Milius keeps a constant eye out for the enemies he made, hoping to avoid any future involvement. Yet when a prominent Basque politician goes missing under suspicious circumstances, Milius soon finds himself embroiled in another international conspiracy.

Introduced in A Spy by Nature, Alec Milius returns in The Spanish Game, a compelling, modern espionage novel from Charles Cumming, widely acclaimed as a modern master of the form.

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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)

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Fiction Review: The Spanish Game by Charles Cumming / Author . St. Martin's $24.95 (338p) ISBN 978-0-312-36639-1

Alec Milius, the protagonist of Cumming's well-received first novel, A Spy by Nature (2007), has created a new life in Madrid working as a researcher for a
- Publishers Weekly

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Charles Cumming

Charles Cumming is the internationally acclaimed author of A Spy By Nature and the forthcoming Typhoon.  He is a contributing editor of The Week magazine and lives in London.  

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The Spanish Game
A Novel
Charles Cumming

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
October 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312366407
ISBN10: 031236640X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages

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St. Martin's Press
February 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429951548
ISBN10: 1429951540
352 pages

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