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Spy by Nature

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ISBN-10: 0312366361

ISBN-13: 9780312366360

Edition: N/A

Authors: Charles Cumming

List price: $16.99
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"Tautly written, cleverly reminded me strongly of the early books of John le Carre" -- Robert Harris, author ofThe GhostandFatherland "Charles Cumming is a man put on earth to perpetuate the spy thriller." --The Daily Telegraph "...supremely intelligent and utterly readable...Smartly paced and intricately plotted, Cumming's decidedly unglamorous look at industrial espionage provides plenty of elaborate deceits, double crosses and other trappings of a first-class spy thriller." --Publishers Weekly(starred review) Alec Milius, a recent graduate of the London School of Economics, is young, smart, and a bit of a slacker, stuck in a shady job and suffering from a lack of direction. So, when an old family friend offers to put him up for a job in British Intelligence, Alec begins the rigorous selection process for SIS or MI6. Though he doesn't officially make the cut, he is funneled into a prime position at a British oil company with interests in the Caspian Sea. He is directed to befriend Fortner Grice and Katharine Simms, two charismatic employees of Andromeda, a rival American oil firm. Lured into the murky world of industrial espionage, Millius finds himself trapped in a life of secrets and lies, manipulated by MI6 and the CIA, and confronted by the reality of a ruthless business environment in which priceless information can come at the cost of human life. Compellingly told, utterly authentic, and heart-racingly tense,A Spy By Naturewill grip you until the very last page.
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 11/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.52" wide x 8.22" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English