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Publisher's Summary

When disgraced spy Solomon Vine's friend and rival Gabriel Wilde vanishes without trace, it's only Vine who might be able to discover what has happened to him. A single missing file holds the key. That, too, is gone. But its contents, Vine is told, are incendiary.

There were few Wilde could trust. And being one of them appears to have fatal consequences. But as Vine's off-the-books investigation begins to reveal the shocking truth, he realizes there's much more at stake than one man's life and the reputation of the Secret Intelligence Service....

©2017 Matthew Richardson (P)2017 Penguin Books Ltd.

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slow and boring

i had to rewind and re-listen to the first few chapters many times because it was so boring my mind would wander. it was a yawn fest.

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In the best traditions

The negative first:
The author needs to do a bit better in handling the many flashbacks
All else is magnificent, especially considering this is a first novel for the author. Story is gripping. Characters, especially Vineyard, the main character are well developed.

The author clearly will be joining the greats of this genre.

The narration is unmatched in the opinion of this listener of over 300 audiobooks