Penguin presents the audiobook edition of A Fatal Game written by Nicholas Searle, read by Matthew Spencer.
A terrorist attack has just hit a busy railway station. Jake Winter was the British intelligence officer in charge of stopping the attack and now his career, and his conscience, are in freefall . . .
Jake's next anti-terror operation has to be a success. He has got himself a new source - a young British Asian man, Rashid, recently returned, apparently disillusioned, from battle, who he hopes is the key to foiling the next attack and to getting Jake to the leader of the network. But is Rashid really working for British intelligence, or has Jake put his faith in the wrong man once again?
A Fatal Game is the story of an organization, and a single man, in a state of panic. And panic is the last thing you need when you're playing a game like this . . .
Searle has fun with the office politics of the intelligence world, and is thoughtful about the ethics of espionage . . . it seems something akin to poetry can be the best medium for expressing the practicalities of the hard-nosed business of espionage.
Meticulously plotted, with wonderfully drawn characters and an elegant prose style that makes this every bit as compelling as Searle's stirring debut
A thought-provoking read that bursts with tension
A spy thriller with extra authority
Former intelligence officer turned crime writer Searle is stepping into the gap left by John le Carré
An assured thriller debut in the footsteps of le Carré, Highsmith and Rendell
This is set to be one of the books of the year that will get everyone talking ... you will have your socks knocked, nay, blown off
All the ingredients are in this book...You're in safe hands with Searle's elegant writing
'It reminded me strongly of John le Carré ... this is high praise'