Friday 17 February 2012

Friday recommends #5

Friday again, and it's time for my choice of book for Friday recommends...

This is an exciting book blog hop that book bloggers can take part in once a week to share with their followers, the books that they most recommend reading!

The rules for Friday Recommends are:

Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
Pick a book that you've read, and have enjoyed enough to recommend to other readers. It can be a book you've read recently, or a book you read years ago - it's up to you - but make sure you tell us why you love the book (like a mini review). You make the post as long or as short as you like.
Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

Thank you Waterstones for providing an early reading copy of this book to review

A Foreign Country


Charles Cumming

A Foreign Country

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

From the book

Six weeks before she is due to take up her position as the first female head of MI6, Amelia Levene vanishes without a trace. There has been no ransom demand, no word from foreign intelligence services, no hint of defection. For disgraced MI6 officer Thomas Kell, the crisis offers a chance for redemption. He is approached by his former employers and ordered to find her.

My Review

This sharp and sophisticated spy thriller is cleverly constructed, with a skill that comes from an author who knows and loves his craft. I was intrigued by the story of disgraced intelligence officer, Thomas Kell, from the beginning and soon became immersed in his thrilling quest to find the missing female chief of MI6. From the opening sequence in Tunisia, through to the final conclusion, the story evolves at a cracking pace, with enough twists and turns in the plot to satisfy the most demanding of readers. The combination of good characters, a believable storyline and a nail biting finish, make this a book to remember.

If you like well written espionage thrillers then I recommend this book to you.

Happy Reading

Josie and Jaffa

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