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Box 88

Audiobook
Fiction
Unabridged   16 hour(s)
Publication date: 01/11/2022

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Box 88

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Digital Download ISBN:9781696607599

Summary

A secret agent comes of age—and reckons with the legacy of his first mission—in this thriller by New York Times bestseller Charles Cumming, "the best of the new generation of British spy writers" (The Observer).

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A secret agent comes of age—and reckons with the legacy of his first mission—in this thriller by New York Times bestseller Charles Cumming, "the best of the new generation of British spy writers" (The Observer)

Lachlan Kite is a member of BOX 88, an elite transatlantic black ops outfit so covert that not even MI6 and the CIA are certain of its existence—but even the best spy can't anticipate every potential threat in a world where dangerous actors lurk around every corner. At the funeral of his childhood best friend, Lachlan falls into a trap that drops him into the hands of a potentially deadly interrogation, with his pregnant wife, also abducted, being held as collateral for the information he's sworn on his own life to protect.

Thirty years earlier Lachlan, then just out of the upper class boarding school where he was reared, was BOX 88's newest recruit. In the haze of a gap year summer, in which the study of spycraft was intertwined with a journey of self-discovery, he cut his teeth on a special assignment on the coast of France, where a friendship allowed him special access to one of Iran's most dangerous men. Today, Lachlan's nostalgia for the trip is corrupted by recollection of the deceit that accompanied it but, in order to save his family, he'll be forced to revisit those painful memories one last time.

Reviews/Praise

"The first volume of what could become the next great espionage series [...] It's no easy trick to write a compelling thriller when your hero is strapped to a chair for most of the book, but Cumming does just that, threading coming-of-age themes into a complex espionage plot (evoking Olen Steinhauer's Tourist series) that suggests there will be much more to discover within the recesses of Box 88." --Booklist Starred Review

“The gold standard in espionage fiction.” --Kirkus Starred Review

"Cements Cumming’s place in the top rank of espionage writers." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Author Bio

Charles Cumming is a British writer of spy fiction. He was educated at Eton College (1985–1989) and the University of Edinburgh (1990–1994). He's been described as "the best of the new generation of British spy writers who are taking over where John le Carré and Len Deighton left off."