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3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but not great, 15 Feb. 2012
This review is from: The Trinity Six (Paperback)
This is one of those spy thrillers that you will read on the beach and then happily leave behind. I enjoyed the read but can't say much of it will stay with me. I have read almost all of Charles Cumming's works (just to make sure I wasn't missing anything - or that this was below-par).
I am sure he's a nice chap etc, but I can't understand the lavish praise he is getting. I loved the premise of their being a Sixth Man, which was what attracted me to it - but found that as the book went on, I increasingly had to suspend my disbelief. I know that for this type of a spy adventure we are required to believe our hero can escape/survive encounters that mere mortals (or in this case minor characters in the book) do not, but there comes a point where this effort becomes self-defeating.

By the end I realised that any reasonably competent bunch of baddies would have had him bumped off by about page 135. Sorry, it didn't ultimately live up to its opening premise.
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