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A Colder War, by Charles Cumming - review

31 May 2014

9:00 AM

31 May 2014

9:00 AM

A Colder War Charles Cumming

Harper Collins, pp.400, £12.99, ISBN: 9780007467471

The title of Charles Cumming’s seventh novel is both a nod to the comfortable polarities of Cold War and also a reminder that our modern world is in some ways even chillier and less stable than the one it replaced. Once again, the central character is Thomas Kell, the MI6 agent who was trying to claw his way back from unmerited disgrace in Cumming’s previous novel, A Foreign Country.

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