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You know something’s up when MI6 moves its head office to Croydon

A review of <em>Inside Enemy</em>, by Alan Judd. A thriller that is plausible, curiously old-fashioned and deceptively calm in its build-up – and one of Judd’s best

21 June 2014

9:00 AM

21 June 2014

9:00 AM

Inside Enemy Alan Judd

Simon & Schuster, pp.336, £12.99, ISBN: 9781471102509

Alan Judd’s spy novels occupy a class of their own in the murky world of espionage fiction, partly because they blend two elements of the genre that are rarely seen together. First, they are grounded in a wholly plausible version of the intelligence community, where decisions evolve in Whitehall committee rooms and the wiles of politicians and bureaucrats are just as important as the machinations of moles.

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