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Geiger by Gustaf Skordeman

Translated by Ian Giles — It is summer in one of Stockholm’s most exclusive suburban neighbourhoods, and an idyllic family gathering is coming to an end. Three generations of the Broman family have spent a lovely day together at the patriarchal home. In his heyday,…
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The Rose Code

In Kate Quinn’s latest, three young women – a glittering society deb, an all-business super-secretary, and a mousy homebody – become friends when tapped to help in the massive World War II codebreaking effort at Bletchley Park. The excitement and tension of the work are…
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Red Widow by Alma Katsu

Former officer of both the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency in the US, Alma Katsu takes you right into that world of partial information, hidden agendas, latent violence and self-interested double-dealing with her first spy thriller, Red Widow. Lyndsey Duncan is a CIA…
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The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

Kate Quinn’s engrossing new espionage thriller takes place in two time periods. Most of it happens in December 1939, when three young women converge on Bletchley Park. They’ve been recruited for jobs that haven’t been well-defined—though we readers know the challenges they’ll face—and arrive displaying…
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The Mercenary by Paul Vidich

The Mercenary is the fourth novel in Paul Vidich’s Cold War espionage series featuring CIA officer George Mueller, which began with An Honorable Man in 2016. Vidich appears to be following the lead of his illustrious predecessor in that, like John le Carré’s George Smiley,…
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Slough House by Mick Herron

Slough House is Mick Herron’s seventh novel about his team of unloved, incompetent though often marvellously effective MI6 spies. Like all series of this vintage, the characters tend to come and go so a good way to start this review is the same way Herron…
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