The Spy Across the Water (The Will Flemyng Thrillers) (Paperback)

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The Spy Across the Water (The Will Flemyng Thrillers) (Paperback)


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From one of our most treasured BBC broadcasters, The Spy Across the Water is the third instalment in James Naughtie's brilliant spy series, woven around three brothers bound together through espionage.

We live with our history, but it can kill us.

Faces from the past appear from nowhere at a family funeral, and Will Flemyng, spy-turned-ambassador, is drawn into twin mysteries that threaten everything he holds dear.

From Washington, he's pitched back into the Troubles in Northern Ireland and an explosive secret hidden deep in the most dangerous but fulfilling friendship he has known.

And while he confronts shadowy adversaries in American streets, and looks for solace at home in the Scottish Highlands, he discovers that his government's most precious Cold War agent is in mortal danger and needs his help to survive.

In an electric story of courage and betrayal, Flemyng learns the truth that his life has left him a man with many friends, but still alone.

'A thoughtful and detailed novel of statecraft and spycraft, recommended for fans of le Carré' Ian Rankin

Praise for James Naughtie:

'As convincing as any of John le Carré's' Independent
'Beautifully written, deftly plotted, skilfully paced, imaginatively conceived' Robert Littell
'An involved and beautifully plotted spy story' Allan Massie
'Hugely gripping and atmospheric' Mail on Sunday
'Complex and psychologically detailed' Charles Cumming
'A tour de force' Kate Mosse

James Naughtie is a special correspondent for BBC News, for which he has reported from around the world. He presented Today on BBC Radio 4 for 21 years. This his third novel, and his most recent book is an account of five decades of travel and work in the United States – On the Road: American Adventures from Nixon to Trump. He lives in Edinburgh and London.

Product Details ISBN: 9781784080259
ISBN-10: 178408025X
Publisher: Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book
Publication Date: June 4th, 2024
Pages: 432
Language: English
Series: The Will Flemyng Thrillers

“A splendidly gripping and atmospheric evocation of this febrile period” —The Daily Telegraph

“Intelligent, thoughtful and very emotional” —The Herald

“The best kind of thriller - resonant, intelligent, suspenseful - and plausible” —Lee Child

“The plot is driven by the engaging portrayals of its central characters, and when the focus shifts to Scotland, Naughtie's description of the highlands is politively lyrical” —Promoting Crime Fiction