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The Madness of July By James Naughtie

The Madness of July by James Naughtie

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A sophisticated spy thriller, set in the endgame of the Cold War, from top Radio 4 presenter James Naughtie.

The Madness of July Summary

The Madness of July by James Naughtie

Will Flemyng was a spy who turned to politics and is rising to the top in the 1970s. But when a bizarre death, on one hot summer day in London, starts to unravel some of the most sensitive secrets of his government, he's drawn back into the shadows of the Cold War and begins to dance with danger once more.

Buffeted by political forces and the powerful women around him, and caught in interlocking mysteries he must disentangle - including a potentially lethal family secret - Flemyng faces his vulnerability and learns, through betrayal and tragedy, more truth about his world than he has ever known.

The Madness of July Reviews

'A sophisticated and hugely satisfying thriller that grips from the first page to the last. A tour de force' Kate Mosse.
'Good writing, vivid scene-setting and knowledgable descriptions from an insider at ease in the corridors of power' Literary Review.
'The book itself is tight lipped; the reader has to piece together a drip-feed of clues - and the process becomes addictive' The Independent.
'Fast-paced ... full of intriguing insights, from a man with 30 years' experience of the corridors of power' Daily Mail.
'Complex and psychologically detailed, I have seldom come across a novel so redolent of le Carre's milieu and technique ... an evocative and eloquent novel' Charles Cumming.
'A clever, intelligent story by someone who knows the territory intimately' Spectator.
'A slow-burning, cerebral and gripping thriller which fuses the entwined professions of politics and espionage' The Herald.
'A complex spy novel which comes with all the convincing insider knowledge you'd expect ... He has a gift for colourful images and smoke screen writing which sustains the tension' Independent on Sunday.
'A lot of fun ... Let's hope we hear more of Will Flemying' Evening Standard.

About James Naughtie

James Naughtie is one of the best-known broadcasters in the UK. A presenter of Today on BBC Radio 4, he has also written about politics in London and Washington for many years. This is his first novel.

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The Madness of July by James Naughtie
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