Box 88

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Product Details
Price
$27.95  $25.99
Publisher
Mysterious Press
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.5 X 1.7 inches | 1.71 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781613162736

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About the Author
Charles Cumming is a British writer of spy fiction. He was educated at Eton College (1985-1989) and the University of Edinburgh (1990-1994), where he graduated with 1st Class Honors in English Literature. He had been described as "the best of the new generation of British spy writers who are taking over where John le Carré and Len Deighton left off."
Reviews
BOX 88 is so good. Charles Cumming is up there with the very best espionage writers.--Ian Rankin
Box 88 is a masterpiece of plotting and character, Cumming's best novel to date. If you haven't yet had the pleasure of reading him, then do so immediately.--Dan Fesperman
BOX 88 is a wonderful spy novel; Charles Cumming's most ambitious--and his best--yet.--Mick Herron
Charles Cumming writes with intelligence, grace, and stunning verisimilitude.--Gregg Hurwitz
The talented Cumming comes up with a spy for the 21st century in Lachlan Kite.-- "Daily Mail, Books of the Year"
A wonderfully taut, exciting and up-to-date spy thriller.-- "Spectator, Books of the Year"
An ambitious fusion of coming-of-age novel and gripping espionage thriller.-- "Financial Times, Books of the Year"
The plot--anchored in full-bodied portraits of a small cast of characters confronted with the inescapable way the political and the personal are entangled--is intricate but coherent, taking readers down a chilling road of recent history, vividly depicted. The result is a believable plot undergirded by complex characters and profound questions. The gold standard in espionage fiction.-- "Kirkus STARRED REVIEW"
Well-timed action scenes match focused glimpses into the world of spycraft. This outing cements Cumming's place in the top rank of espionage writers.-- "Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW"
It's no easy trick to write a compelling thriller when your hero is strapped to a chair for most of the book, but Cumming does just that, threading coming-of-age themes into a complex espionage plot (evoking Olen Steinhauer's Tourist series) that suggests there will be much more to discover within the recesses of Box 88.-- "Booklist STARRED REVIEW"
The suspense is palpable, the characters flawed but sympathetic in their own ways and the story gripping. In a month of really excellent reads, BOX 88 is a clear standout.-- "BookPage STARRED REVIEW"
Few writers today can create realistic and cutting espionage fiction like Charles Cumming. BOX 88 is a long novel, but it is never dull and will make readers recall the work of John le Carré and Ken Follett. It is nice to see a writer who respects such legends and continues to do his best to keep the fire burning for the genre's future.-- "Bookreporter"
BOX 88 is at once rivettingly suspenseful and psychologically complex, a rare and rewarding combination. After John Le Carré died, there was much speculation about who, if anyone, could fill the space left by his departure. This series debut indicates that the spy-story genre is in safe and very talented hands.-- "Reviewing the Evidence"
There are a pair of British writers who are vying for the spy mantle of John le Carré Mick Herron and Charles Cumming. Cumming just published a new novel, BOX 88, which might vault him into the front of the pack [...] Cumming has written a tense thriller which balances on a knife edge.-- "Dayton Daily News"