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How to Betray Your Country by James Wolff

How to Betray Your Country

James Wolff

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Category: Thrillers, Fiction
Imprint: Bitter Lemon Press
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
Publication date: 15 Apr 2021
ISBN: 9781913394516

Disgraced British spy August Drummond is on his way to Istanbul when he sees a passenger throw away directions to a cemetery just before being arrested. August can't resist the temptation to go in his place. But when he is confronted by a terrifying figure from Islamic State, he realizes he's about to face the greatest challenge of his career.

4 stars out of 5
13 Apr 2021

"a distinctly more thought-provoking novel than is customary in the genre"

This is loosely a sequel to Beside the Syrian Sea and like it, it draws no doubt on James Wolff’s experience of “government service” for its plausible portrait of intelligence work. Pace and plot, though, are perhaps of less interest to him than psychology, and the ending is not unexpected if credible. Wolff’s examination of the crises of conscience caused by spying, however, make this a distinctly more thought-provoking novel than is customary in the genre. Turkish delight.
 

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