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A Spy's Life

Henry Porter

4 Reviews

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Fiction, Thriller / suspense, Espionage & spy thriller, Adventure, Cooking

Sometimes the only way to move on is to confront your past. Pageturning spy thriller from the award-winning author of BRANDENBURG and FIREFLY

'Compulsively readable' Observer

An ex British spy finds himself dragged back into the world of espionage after a mysterious plane crash...

Robert Harland ended his career as a British spy in an Austrian hospital, after being tortured and beaten by Czech security agents in the last days of the communist regime. He was young enough then to find a new life with the Red Cross and then with the UN.

Twelve years later his UN plane crashes in mysterious circumstances at La Guardia airport, New York and Harland is the only survivor. Was it sabotage and, if so, was Harland the target?

It is soon clear to Harland that the answers are to be found in his past, a past which, along with its secrets and tradecraft, he has desperately tried to forget. And now the crash has thrown him back into a world of relentless intrigue and mistrust, to his youth, and a life-changing love affair...

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Praise for A Spy's Life

  • A cat's cradle of a yarn that will keep the reader guessing to the last page ... compulsively readable - Observer

  • A Spy's Life is a thriller as perfectly timed as it is expertly paced ... Porter takes his readers on a white-knuckle ride but never leaves them for dead - Spectator

  • Top quality stuff - Daily Mail

  • Porter continues to breathe new life into spy fiction - Independent

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Henry Porter

Henry Porter has written for most national broadsheet newspapers. He contributes commentary and reportage to the Guardian, Observer, Evening Standard and Sunday Telegraph. He is the British editor of Vanity Fair and lives in London with his wife and two daughters.

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