A Colder War : Thomas Kell

  • by Charles Cumming
  • Narrated by Jot Davies
  • Series: Thomas Kell
  • 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A top-ranking Iranian military official is blown up while trying to defect to the West. An investigative journalist is arrested and imprisoned for writing an article critical of the Turkish government. An Iranian nuclear scientist is assassinated on the streets of Tehran. These three incidents, seemingly unrelated, have one crucial link. Each of the three had been recently recruited by Western intelligence, before being removed or killed.
Then Paul Wallinger, MI6’s most senior agent in Turkey, dies in a puzzling plane crash. Fearing the worst, MI6 bypasses the usual protocol and brings disgraced agent Tom Kell in from the cold to investigate. Kell soon discovers what Wallinger had already begun to suspect - that there’s a mole somewhere in the Western intelligence, a traitor who has been systematically sabotaging scores of joint intelligence operations in the Middle East.


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Customer Reviews

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Pretty good

As I love the spy genre, I'm always happy to find authors who explore it. I can't say I love the 2 Charles Cumming books I've read, but I am happy they were there and I'll read more. Thinking about A Colder War, there's something missing and I'm not sure what it is, but overall, I wanted to keep listening and some sections were exciting. The characters seem somewhat believable and the less-than-heroic lead character is no more annoying than many others.
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- Katherine

The story stretched credulity, although it was a fun listen.

The story stretched credulity, although it was a fun listen. It is highly unlikely that the SIS would tolerate the relationship that is central to the plot.
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- K R D

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-05-2014
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio