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Powerful and gripping. Redefines the contemporary Spy Novel,
This review is from: The Spanish Game (Hardcover)
I thought A Spy By Nature was good, and looked forward to a solid follow-up. In fact, The Spanish Game is even better. It will be seriously hard for anyone to beat this novel in 2006. Lots of subtlety in the plotting and characterisation. There's nothing predictable, but no bogus dead-ends, or cutesy contrivance.
It's a genuinely original read. Fast-paced without being obvious and packs a punch without being heavy handed.
The hero is a gem and a character that you'll want to see again and again. His literary personality is as identifiable and strong as a Stephen Maturin or a Flashman.
You'll find yourself reading this book sooner or later. My advice is read it sooner.