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A Foreign Country

A Foreign Country

A Novel

Thomas Kell (Volume 1)

Charles Cumming

St. Martin's Press

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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.

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“Bestseller Cumming follows 2011's The Trinity Six with another superb stand-alone…Cumming is particularly skilled at sketching his characters…The elegant prose will appeal to those who don't usually read spy fiction.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

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A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming. From the internationally acclaimed, New York Times bestselling... Bonus Publisher Materials: Praise, Author Biography - Kirkus Reviews

Charles Cumming's spy thriller links the past and the present. - The New York Times

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Charles Cumming

CHARLES CUMMING is the author of The New York Times bestselling thriller The Trinity Six, as well as others including A Spy by Nature and Typhoon. He lives with his family in London.

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