A Colder War

I have enjoyed some of Charles Cumming’s other spy novels and enjoyed the first of the series that features MI6 agent Thomas Kell. While there are hints of Cumming’s later written efficiency, this book always felt a bit hollow – like a Spanish villa that ran out of funding before it was completed. The book doesn’t really do much other than display some procedural intrigue while the ending is abrupt and feels unfinished. It was written some time ago and as far as I’m aware, there have been no others in the series leading me to believe he abandoned the franchise. I think probably that was a good idea. The main character was a bit mundane. Enjoyable enough read though. 

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