One To Watch: Charles Cumming

Described as "the best of the new generation of British spy writers who are taking over where John le CarrĂ© and Len Deighton left off" by The Observer. His fifth book, The Trinity Six will be released March 2011 in the U.S. (Feb 2011 in the U.K.). 


According to the Advance Reading Copy I received, there will be a first print run of 100,000 by St. Martins Press. List price will be $24.99/$28.99 Canada.


From the back cover: 
1930's: Maclean, Burgess, Blunt, Philby, and Cairncros, aka the Magnificent Five, were the most celebrated Russian spies in history. But was there a sixth Cambridge spy? The Trinity Six brilliantly culls from one of the twentieth century's seminal mysteries of espionage to deliver Charles Cumming's most accomplished work to date.

PRESENT DAY: Sam Gaddis, a British academic, finds himself in search of the sixth man in the Cambridge Spy Ring. But when the few remaining people with any connection to this enigmatic spy begin dying unexpectedly, Gaddis is caught in the crosshairs of a very real, very dangerous plot.


Cumming's first four books include: 
  1. A Spy By Nature (U.K. 2001; U.S. 2007)
  2. The Hidden Man (U.K. 2003: U.S. 2004)
  3. The Spanish Game (U.K. 2006; U.S. 2008)
  4. Typhoon (U.K. 2008; U.S. 2009)

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