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This is an auction for THE TRINITY SIX by Charles Cumming.

“Cumming revitalizes the cold war spy novel in this stunning stand-alone that centres on the "Cambridge Five" (Burgess, Maclean et al), who betrayed their country to the Soviet Union during and after World War Two. Fifteen years after 76-year-old Edward Crane is pronounced dead at a London hospital in 1992, academic Sam Gaddis learns that Crane was the oft-rumoured sixth man in the Cambridge spy ring—and that he's alive and ready to tell his story. Gaddis thinks he can turn this bombshell into a bestselling book. But the people who know about it are turning up dead. Cumming's knowledge of the spy business, his well-crafted prose, and his intensely engaging plot make this a breakthrough novel."
- a *** starred *** review in Publishers Weekly (US)

"History professor Sam Gaddis, facing mounting financial problems, learns that there was a sixth Cambridge spy. People with information Sam needs for the book that will get him out of debt begin to die, and Sam must wonder not only if he will be next but whether his assailant will come from Russia’s FSB or Britain’s MI6. Cumming’s plot is appropriately convoluted, and the convolutions drive the narrative. The characters are well drawn, especially Sam and a sly 91-year-old former spook in a nursing home. Cold War hot spots, including Moscow, Berlin, Vienna, and Budapest, as well as Cambridge circa 1933, are rendered skillfully."
- a *** starred *** review in Booklist (US)

Very favourable reviews on

Large format (trade) paperback 2011.

404 pages.

Very good condition.

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