By Charles Cumming
A international state
On the holiday of an entire life in Egypt, an aged French couple is brutally murdered. Then, days later, at the streets of Paris, a tender French accountant is abducted. whilst Amelia Levene, who in six weeks is because of take over because the first lady leader of MI6, disappears with no hint whereas within the south of France, it's the gravest challenge MI6 has confronted in additional than a decade. determined not just to discover her yet to maintain the clicking from studying that she has long past lacking, Britain’s best intelligence brokers flip to 1 in their personal: disgraced former MI6 officer Thomas Kell.
Tossed out of the provider in basic terms months earlier than, Kell is given one ultimate likelihood to redeem himself—all he has to do is locate Amelia Levene: quick, quietly, and at any expense. Following a path that leads him to France after which Tunisia, Kell uncovers a surprising mystery and a conspiracy which could have incredible repercussions for Britain and its allies. All that stands within the method of private and political disaster is Kell himself…
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A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming