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.
"A worthy successor to masters of the spy novel like John le Carre and Len Deighton." --Chicago Sun-Times.
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.
St. Martin's Press
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“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)