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Double Agent by Tom Bradby

Double Agent: From the bestselling author of Secret Service

Tom Bradby

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Category: Thrillers, Fiction
Imprint: Bantam Press
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 28 May 2020
ISBN: 9781787632370

But for Senior MI6 officer Kate Henderson, nothing is ever that simple...Kidnapped in Venice by a Russian defector, Kate knows she's in trouble.

3 stars out of 5
24 May 2020

"There’s too little that’s fresh here, and much of it is implausible"

James Ryan — a posh former soldier combining aspects of Johnson and Trump — is now PM, but remains suspected of being in Putin’s pay. It again falls to the MI6 officer Kate Henderson to handle this hottest of hot potatoes, since the Russian spy she tangled with before claims to have a kompromat video showing Ryan in Kosovo with under-age girls. There’s too little that’s fresh here, and much of it is implausible, but we get to accompany Kate on working minibreaks to any number of tourist meccas. Bradby’s portrayal of squabbling Whitehall folk continues to be intriguing and distinctive (and piquantly naughty, coming as it does from ITV’s chief anchorman). At the top level of politics and intelligence, he implies, if you’re not a sociopathic schemer, then you’re either burnt out, mentally ill or have a secret passion that will sooner or later ensure your downfall.