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A Spy by Nature

Cumming, Charles (Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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This is what they told me a long time ago. Only make contact in the event of an emergency. Only telephone if you believe that your position has been fatally compromised. Under no circumstances are you to approach us unless it is absolutely necessary in order to preserve the security of the operation. This is the number. Alec Milius is young, smart, and ambitious. He also has a talent for deception. He is working in a dead-end job when a chance encounter leads him to MI6, the elite British Secret Intelligence Service, handing him an opportunity to play center-stage in a dangerous game of espionage. In his new line of work, Alec finds that the difference between the truth and a lie can mean the difference between life and death--and he is having trouble telling them apart. Isolated and exposed, he must play a role in which the slightest glance or casual remark can seem heavy with unintended menace. Caught between British and American Intelligence, Alec finds himself threatened and alone, unable to confide in even his closest friend. His life as a spy begins to exact a terrible price, both on himself and on those around him. Richly atmospheric and chillingly plausible, A Spy By Nature announces the arrival of British author Charles Cumming as heir apparent to masters like John le Carré and Len Deighton. A bestseller in England, it's the gripping story of a young man driven by ruthless ambition who finds himself chasing not just success, but survival.
Authors: Cumming, Charles, 1971-
Title: A spy by nature
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2007
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Press ed
Characteristics: vii, 355 p. ; 25 cm
Notes: "First published in the United Kingdom in 2001 by Michael Joseph"--T.p. verso
ISBN: 0312366353
9780312366353
Branch Call Number: FICTION Cum
Statement of Responsibility: Charles Cumming
Subject Headings: Undercover operations Fiction Intelligence officers Fiction
Genre/Form: Spy stories
Suspense fiction
Topical Term: Undercover operations
Intelligence officers
LCCN: 2007011582
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Aug 13, 2012
  • 23305013033655 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Very Boring story.

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