Thursday, August 22, 2013

Trinity Six by Charles Cumming first time I've read this thriller writer,great!

LJ Reviews 2010 December #1
The premise of Cumming's (A Spy By Nature; Typhoon) fifth thriller is that the "Cambridge Five"â€"Maclean, Burgess, Blunt, Philby, and Caincross, who spied for the Soviets during World War IIâ€"included a sixth man yet to be identified. Cumming expertly orchestrates his score, beginning slowly with English professor and Russian history scholar Sam Gaddis facing unpaid bills and needing a publication advance. Sam gets a book idea from a friend who has been researching the alleged sixth man. When the friend dies unexpectedly, Cumming's composition soon picks up tempo with the involvement of a beautiful MI6 agent, evidence of betrayals at all levels of government, and more deaths bearing messy signs of Russian secret service involvement. Lauded as "an upcoming [Len] Deighton," Cumming may be favorably compared with Charles McCarry and John Le Carré. His plotting and his language are powerfully engaging, VERDICT Spy fiction fans will enjoy the ingenious plot with well-developed characters, a keen sense of time and place, an undercurrent of fear, and plenty of gore. [100,000-copy first printing; see Prepub Alert, LJ 10/15/10.]â€"Jonathan Pearce, California State Univ. at Stanislaus, Stockton
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Friday, August 16, 2013

from Pessl, Marisha

I love fearless people who build companies and outsiders who design worlds, anyone who isn’t afraid to break the mold or stand alone. I love old movies