This is what they told me a long time ago.
Only make contact in the event of an emergency.
Only telephone if you believe that your position has been fatally compromised.
no circumstances are you to approach us unless it is absolutely
necessary in order to preserve the security of the operation.
This is the number.
Milius is young, smart, and ambitious. He also has a talent for
deception. He is working in a dead-end job when a chance encounter
leads him to MI6, the elite British Secret Intelligence Service, handing
him an opportunity to play center-stage in a dangerous game of
In his new line of work, Alec finds that the
difference between the truth and a lie can mean the difference between
life and death—and he is having trouble telling them apart. Isolated
and exposed, he must play a role in which the slightest glance or casual
remark can seem heavy with unintended menace. Caught between British
and American Intelligence, Alec finds himself threatened and alone,
unable to confide in even his closest friend. His life as a spy begins
to exact a terrible price, both on himself and on those around him.
Richly atmospheric and chillingly plausible, A Spy By Nature
announces the arrival of British author Charles Cumming as heir
apparent to masters like John le Carré and Len Deighton. A bestseller
in England, it’s the gripping story of a young man driven by ruthless
ambition who finds himself chasing not just success, but survival. Download and start listening now!