TRINITY SIX Fills Big Shoes

In reviewing Charles Cumming’s Trinity of Spies in the NYT BR, Jacob Heilbrunn delineates the many novels that have drawn their inspiration from  the real-life British Cold War spy scandal and ends with the unexciting assessment that this book is “…a notable addition to the accounts of the Cambridge spies.”

Patrick Anderson in the Washington Post offered more fulsome praise,

Cumming writes smart, seductive prose, and he’s gifted at revealing the subtleties of personality. Scene after scene crackles with excitement, tension and suspense. The novel’s ingenious plot is almost as complicated as real life, but as one astonishing revelation follows another, the book is all but impossible to put aside.

He compares the author to other spy masters,

With this novel, 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 Carre and Graham Greene.

People magazine also rated the book highly, giving it four of four stars; “a smashing Cold War thriller for the 21st century.”

The Trinity Six
Charles Cumming
Retail Price: $24.99
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press – (2011-03-15)
ISBN / EAN: 0312675291 / 9780312675295

Macmillan Audio; 9781427211408; $34.99
Large Type; Thorndike; 9781410437150; May 2011; $31.99


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