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Only for those well-read in the spy genre,
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This review is from: The Double Game (Kindle Edition)
I wonder what it would be like to read this book and NOT be well-versed in the genre. If you know your Deighton, Ambler, le Carre etc, and have also kept up with the real-life Philby / Angelton machinations and betrayals, there is much pleasure from recognising references to old friends, or even occasionally spotting them before the author/narrator explicitly tells you. But strip this away and you are left with a so-so thriller and one which appears to have been contrived specifically so that the author can show off the extent of his research.