Start reading The Spy (Liars Club) on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available
 

The Spy (Liars Club) [Kindle Edition]

Celeste Bradley
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: £3.82 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £3.82  
Mass Market Paperback --  
Kindle Daily Deal
Kindle Daily Deal: Up to 70% off
Each day we unveil a new book deal at a specially discounted price--for that day only. Learn more about the Kindle Daily Deal or sign up for the Kindle Daily Deal Newsletter to receive free e-mail notifications about each day's deal.

Book Description

James Cunnington has a pressing mission at hand: He must find the daughter of a missing code breaker for the Liar's Club, a man suspected of turning traitor for Napoleon. Time is of the utmost concern. While it is evident that his ward's new tutor has something to hide, James in unaware that the woman he seeks now resides under his very roof...

Desperate and near destitute, Philippa Atwater must don gentleman's clothing to pass herself off as a scholarly young tutor. Her clever--if itchy--disguise allows her time to pursue her quest to find her father, ruthlessly abducted by French spies. Closely guarding the cryptic notebook he entrusted to her care, she sense danger all around her--even in the home of her roguishly handsome new employer, James Cunnington. Now Philippa is about to discover that the desire can be as lethal as a well-aimed bullet...


Books In This Series (5 Books)
Complete Series


  • Product Description

    Review

    "* "Bradley knows how to hook a reader with wit, sensuality... and a strong plot" - Romantic Times BOOKreviews" --Romantic Times

    About the Author

    Celeste Bradley is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Scoundrel in My Dreams," "Desperately Seeking a Duke," and the Royal Four and Liars Club series, among many others. Prior to giving writing a try, Celeste was a professional artist. Believing that storytelling is as much of an art form, she applies those skills to writing. She is a two-time RITA Nominee and winner of the prestigious Historical Storyteller of the Year from "Romantic Times Book Reviews." Mother of two teen divas, Southern-born Celeste lives in the Southwest. Her hobbies include gardening, jewelry making and collage. She feels very strongly that literacy can change lives.

    Product details

    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 668 KB
    • Print Length: 388 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B009BHYW8E
    • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (1 April 2007)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B003E74BI8
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
    • X-Ray:
    • Word Wise: Not Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #231,013 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
    •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


    More About the Author

    Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

    What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


    Customer Reviews

    4 star
    0
    3 star
    0
    2 star
    0
    1 star
    0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars 3rd in The Liar�s Club series 11 Aug. 2004
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    The hero James belongs to the liar's club a secret group of renegades dedicated to serving the crown. Due to the failure of his last 'mission' he now has the simple! task of finding the daughter of a missing code breaker who is now working for Napoleon.
    The heroine is Phillipa Atwater, before her father was captured by Napoleon he sent her to a friend in London but the friend is dead and she has little money and no where to go when it runs out. She sees an advert for the post of tutor for a man who is named in her fathers book - but is he a friend of a foe, she has to find out, so hair cut and disguised as a young man she applies and gets the job of tutoring Robbie an ex chimney sweep boy now James's heir.
    You might wonder why James never spots that the tutor Phillip is a girl but the author has James always preoccupied with all the bad stuff that happened on his last 'mission' and in that state he never gives her a 2nd look. He never fancies or is drawn to the young tutor but does have a fantasy about a belly-dancer, so Phillipa turns up as one!
    Phillipa's adventures as Phillip are humorous and mix well with James' struggles in espionage.
    The book can be read stand alone (as I did). It is more an adventure story with a bit of extra romance. All the supporting characters are good and Phillipa comes across really well and you want to know what happens next to her.
    Comment | 
    Was this review helpful to you?
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Celeste Bradley does it again 29 Jun. 2004
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    Yes this third book follows the Liars Club and still keeps you on the edge of your seat. The heroine spends a lot of time disguised as a man making for some comic moments. The danger and romance is very believable and again you are left wanting more... can't wait for book four!!
    Comment | 
    Was this review helpful to you?
    1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars 3rd in The Liar�s Club series 11 Aug. 2004
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    The hero James belongs to the liar's club a secret group of renegades dedicated to serving the crown. Due to the failure of his last 'mission' he now has the simple! task of finding the daughter of a missing code breaker who is now working for Napoleon.
    The heroine is Phillipa Atwater, before her father was captured by Napoleon he sent her to a friend in London but the friend is dead and she has little money and no where to go when it runs out. She sees an advert for the post of tutor for a man who is named in her fathers book - but is he a friend of a foe, she has to find out, so hair cut and disguised as a young man she applies and gets the job of tutoring Robbie an ex chimney sweep boy now James's heir.
    You might wonder why James never spots that the tutor Phillip is a girl but the author has James always preoccupied with all the bad stuff that happened on his last 'mission' and in that state he never gives her a 2nd look. He never fancies or is drawn to the young tutor but does have a fantasy about a belly-dancer, so Phillipa turns up as one!
    Phillipas adventures as Phillip are humorous and mix well with James' struggles in espionage.
    The book can be read stand alone (as I did). It is more an adventure story with a bit of extra romance. All the supporting characters are good and Phillipa comes across really well and you want to know what happens next to her.
    Comment | 
    Was this review helpful to you?
    Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
    Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars  26 reviews
    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars awesome 23 Feb. 2004
    By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    This was the best regency novel I've read in a long time. Spies, loyalty to the crown, and wonderful characters, it's got real plot. In this "Liar's Club" series, the men are dangerous, not just by being rich/titled, but also from their secret occupations serving the Crown. The women are smart, in no way absurdly silly in their mannerisms (like some other books). Sometimes I tire of the Stephanie Laurens series (her first series only has danger present from the ton, her new series being too long-winded), or the emptiness of some other Regency novelists. But Celeste Bradley writes excellent books, exciting, realistic, and wonderful plots. I will buy all her books. Highly recommended.
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not the best in the series 18 Jun. 2004
    By S. Reader - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    I debated about the rating on this one. James had been built up from the first book, so I was really looking forward to his story. However, he is so full of guilt (understandable as it is) that it quickly becomes tiresome. Fewer but more poignant instances would have been a better approach. Phillipa, while intelligent and brave, also seems very young.
    As is typical of the series, the hero-spy has trouble unmasking the heroine, that is, seeing her for who she truly is and determining her guilt or innocence. Makes you wonder about their spying abilities, which is actually mentioned by the heroines. This time that flaw is more grating somehow.
    Robbie is a delightful boy and is well used to bring out traits of both protagonists. The intrigue is more prominent in this book. There is less humor and true romance, though the chemistry is there. At first, it's all friendship for James--thankfully no "lusting for a man" stuff. But Phillipa (Flip) is smitten early on. Her decisions serve to bring up James' guilt and self-directed anger. Their reconciliation seems too quick and the epilogue adds little that's new.
    I'm waiting to learn what happened, will happen to Ren.
    Somewhere between 3 & 1/2 and 4 stars.
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for the next book! 18 Feb. 2004
    By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    I've really enjoyed all three books in Celeste Bradley's series so far and eagerly anticipate the next one! James does come across as rather obtuse for a master spy, but there is a suggestion in the book that perhaps his talents really lay in other areas. James is far from the typical calm and collected spy that populates the pages of most romance novels. Rather, he's passionate, kind and rather impetuous. One senses that of the two Phillipa would have made the better spy! Kudos to Ms. Bradley for not going with the clichéd "Why am I lusting after a man?" plotline but rather developing a true friendship between the lead characters (and their sidekicks).
    9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely the best in the series!!!! 23 Aug. 2004
    By J. Brennan - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    The Spy, the third in this series and so far the best of all. In the first two, The Impostor and The Pretender there were several unresolved issues that were subsequently wrapped up in The Spy, which only added to my enjoyment of this book.

    Phillipa Atwater has a missing father who has left her the message to "watch out for James Cunningham". What better way to keep an eye on him, than to gain entrance to his home, posing as a young man who will tutor his nine year old son. A very close friendship develops between James and "Flip" as she is truly able to get close as friend while posing as a lad. It was a unique way for them to connect and for me it really worked. I just loved Flip as she was so endearing. James was able to talk to her (him) and finally deal with some of his earlier heartaches. Phillipa becomes quite smitten with James and it is difficult to keep up the ruse of being a male.

    There was more depth to this story and not as much light hearted humor as the first two. James and Phillipa are a great romantic couple and the fantasy harem dancer scene was just so very romantic. This book was an absolute page turner that I could not put down. I give it five stars plus and cannot wait to read The Charmer, for more excitement from this great series.

    I suggest reading these in order as it will really enhance the pleasure and you will appreciate and understand the events so much more.
    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting historical romantic suspense 3 Feb. 2004
    By Harriet Klausner - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    In 1813 London, James Cunningham trusts no one ever since his lady love Lavinnia Winchell kidnapped him to learn the names of the Liars Club members, troublemakers to her patron Napoleon. James feels guilty because he revealed those names and much of the group died. He seeks evidence to implicate Lavinnia, but she insists it was a love tryst that went wrong.
    Phillipa Atwater remains unsure what to do as she does not know what her missing father Rupert meant with the missive "watch out for James Cunningham". Dressed as a man, she arrives at James' home seeking the job of tutor to nine years old Robbie. She hopes to find a clue that will elucidate her dad's note and rescue him from the French who abducted him. She introduces herself as Phillip and obtains the position.
    James goes to the Liar's Club to discuss Rupert, who once was a cryptograph member, but now turned traitor and is working for Napoleon. They seek his missing daughter who might break Napoleon's latest codes developed by Rupert. She falls in love with her employer, but he believes she is "Flip", a weak male though he finds himself looking strangely at "him".
    Fans of the Liar's Club novels (see THE PRETENDER and THE IMPOSTER) will appreciate the return of delightful characters as they add depth to the exciting story line. The lead female protagonist is a courageous individual whose dilemma of safety vs. falling in love makes for fun reading. She/"he" make the novel. Though the resolution of James' "guilt" allows the cleansing of his soul and the tough evil villainess is pathetic, this is a fun tale as the audience will enjoy the often amusing adventures of Flip.
    Harriet Klausner
    Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
    Search Customer Reviews
    Only search this product's reviews

    Customer Discussions

    This product's forum
    Discussion Replies Latest Post
    No discussions yet

    Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
    Start a new discussion
    Topic:
    First post:
    Prompts for sign-in
     

    Search Customer Discussions
    Search all Amazon discussions
       


    Look for similar items by category