A Colder War

Charles Cumming (Author)

Product Details

St. Martin's Griffin
Publish Date
June 16, 2015
5.4 X 1.0 X 8.2 inches | 0.7 pounds
BISAC Categories:

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

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


"Cumming has a growing reputation as the heir to the John Le Carré tradition in British fiction." --Alan Cheuse, NPR

"Compelling. . . complex. . . dangerous. . . Hard to put down." --Washington Post

"For those hungering for a new John le Carré, Charles Cumming has inherited the master's mantle." --The Sunday Times (London)

"One of the best books of 2014 thus far." --Bookreporter

"Cumming has established himself, along with Olen Steinhauer, as one of the best of today's old-school espionage novelists...We're in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy territory here, of course, but there are also hints of later le Carré, ...Cumming is a master... Superb espionage fiction in the grand tradition." --Booklist (starred)

"Edgily elegant ... perfect for those wanting a contemporary spy thriller in the vein of le Carré and even for those who don't." --Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal

"The bombshell plot twists toward the novel's conclusion will have spy fiction aficionados eagerly awaiting the next installment." --Kirkus Reviews

"Charles Cumming scores again with a smart, sexy thriller, reinventing the Russian-American-British triangle of espionage for a new generation." --Alex Berenson

"Eat your heart out, Daniel Craig...Cumming vividly showcases the undercover life of spies." --GQ on A Foreign Country

"A fast paced and absorbing spy thriller." --Wall Street Journal on A Foreign Country

"Simmers and crackles until the explosive finale." --Library Journal on A Foreign Country

"Cumming is particularly skilled at sketching his characters, most notably Kell (a classically reluctant spy)....The elegant prose will appeal to those who don't usually read spy fiction...Superb." --Publishers Weekly (starred) on A Foreign Country

"Brilliant...scene after scene crackles with excitement, tension, and suspense...almost impossible to put aside." --Washington Post on The Trinity Six

"Silkily written and more cool than hot...might make le Carré proud." --New York Times Book Review on A Foreign Country

"A smashing Cold War thriller for the 21st Century." --People on The Trinity Six

"Cumming's masterful novel bears comparison to the works of Alan Furst and John le Carré." --Washington Post on The Trinity Six, a Notable Book of 2011