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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,169 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John R. Bruning, Charles Cumming, Michael Golembesky Narrator: Peter Berkrot, John Lee Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged edition Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The most closely-guarded secret of the Cold War is about to be exposed—the identity of a sixth member of the infamous Cambridge spy ring. And people are killing for it…

London, 1992. Late one night, Edward Crane, 76, is declared dead at a London hospital. An obituary describes him only as a ‘resourceful career diplomat.’ But Crane was much more than that—and the circumstances surrounding his death are far from what they seem.

Fifteen years later, academic Sam Gaddis needs money. When a journalist friend asks for his help researching a possible sixth member of the notorious Trinity spy ring, Gaddis knows that she’s onto a story that could turn his fortunes around. But within hours the journalist is dead, apparently from a heart attack.

Taking over her investigation, Gaddis trails a man who claims to know the truth about Edward Crane. Europe still echoes with decades of deadly disinformation on both sides of the Iron Curtain. And as Gaddis follows a series of leads across the continent, he approaches a shocking revelation—one which will rock the foundations of politics from London to Moscow…

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Scene after scene crackles with excitement, tension and suspense. The novel’s ingenious plot is almost as complicated as real life…The book is all but impossible to put aside. Cumming joins Alan Furst, David Ignatius, and Olen Steinhauer among the most skillful current spy novelists, and he bears comparison with masters such as John le Carré and Graham Greene…A sophisticated thriller.”

    Washington Post

  • “A lively thriller…Astute…Inventive.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “With its mix of old-school espionage and present-day duplicities, The Trinity Six is a smashing Cold War thriller for the twenty-first century.”


  • “Intelligent and briskly paced…Comparisons to John le Carré and Len Deighton continue to gild [Cumming’s] reputation as a premier writer of espionage thrillers.”

    USA Today

  • “An assured and richly enjoyable thriller.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “Cumming seems to be channeling Ian Fleming in his ability to generate sheer excitement: it grips like Xenia Onatopp’s thighs in GoldenEye.”

    Daily Telegraph (London)

  • “Cumming’s novel is characterized by a gripping sense of realism. He displays a vast knowledge of spycraft and Cold War history, and the dense, three-dimensional world he crafts comes complete with seedy hotels and smoky nightclubs. The result is absolutely gripping.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Cumming’s knowledge of the spy business, his well-crafted prose, and his intensely engaging plot make this a breakthrough novel.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • One of the 2011 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books: Thrillers
  • A 2011 Washington Post Notable Book for Fiction
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Selected for the April 2011 Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rebecca | 2/18/2014

    " Loved it! Sped through it and couldn't put it down. I like a good spy thriller and this one really is good. Highly recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Caroline | 2/16/2014

    " Interesting story based, in part, on historical events surrounding a Soviet spy ring, started at Trinity College, that began in the 1930's and was quite a scandal later in British history. I liked it but wish that I could have listened to in on audiobook in that a good narrator could have spiced the story up a bit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jtkpon | 2/15/2014

    " wow excellent novel. spy thriller take you to non stop reading experience. good work by author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kelly | 2/8/2014

    " 3.5 stars. Very intelligently written and researched, but it didn't fully hold my interest until the last third of the book. "

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