A LEGACY OF SPIES by John LeCarré

A LEGACY OF SPIES John LeCarré (www.johnlecarre.com) Penguin Viking (www.penguinrandomhouse.co.uk) £20.00 Living out his retirement on the family farm in Brittany, Peter Guillam is surprised when he receives a summons from his old employer, Britain’s Secret Service, better known as the Circus. An old case – the case that drove Guillam’s boss, George Smiley, into […]

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SPOOK STREET by Mick Herron

SPOOK STREET Mick Herron (www.mickherron.com) John Murray (www.johnmurray.co.uk) £14.99 When the Berlin Wall fell, David Cartwright was one step away from First Desk, the pinnacle of the British Intelligence Services. Now suffering the onset of dementia, the “Old Bastard”, as he is affectionately known by his grandson, River, may be in danger of revealing secrets […]

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THE SEARCHER by Chris Morgan Jones

THE SEARCHER Chris Morgan Jones (www.chrismorganjones.com) Mantle (www.panmacmillan.com) £16.99 Isaac Hammer’s world seems to be falling down around him. The offices of his intelligence agency, Ikertu, have been raided by the police, and Ike himself has been arrested. The charge? Obtaining information by illegal means: hacking and phone tapping. But this isn’t Ike’s style, and […]

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THE ABDUCTION by Jonathan Holt

THE ABDUCTION Jonathan Holt (www.carnivia.com) Head of Zeus (headofzeus.com) £12.99   WALL STANDING IS NOT TORTURE. AT 9 P.M. THIS EVENING, SHE WILL NOT BE TORTURED. WATCH IT LIVE ON CARNIVIA. When the teenage daughter of a high-ranking US soldier is abducted from one of Venice’s sex clubs, it seems that the protesters against the […]

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THE VIOLENT CENTURY by Lavie Tidhar

THE VIOLENT CENTURY Lavie Tidhar (lavietidhar.wordpress.com) Hodder & Stoughton (www.hodder.co.uk) £18.99 Released: 24 October 2013 In the summer of 1932, German scientist Dr Joachim Vomacht powers up a device that will change the world; the wave generated by this device will touch every person on the planet. Not everyone will come through the experience unchanged. […]

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PLAN D by Simon Urban

PLAN D Simon Urban (www.simonurban.de/) Translated by Katy Derbyshire Harvill Secker (www.vintage-books.co.uk/about-us/harvill-secker/) £14.99 October, 2011. Much of the gas used by Western Europe comes from Russia, via a pipeline network that runs through the middle of the German Democratic Republic. Weeks before the leaders of the two Germanys are due to come together to discuss […]

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