A Colder War (Thomas Kell 2) - Reviews
- Sunday Times
"For those hungering for a new John le Carré, Charles Cumming has inherited the master’s mantle. His new book, A Colder War, features sinister goings-on in spook-infested Istanbul."
"Superb espionage fiction in the grand tradition"
- The Independent
"An espionage maestro... the levels of psychological insight are married to genuine narrative acument - but anyone who has read his earlier books will expect no less."
- The Spectator
"More than an excellent thriller: it is also a novel that forces us to look behind the headlines and question some of our own comfortable assumptions."
- The Mail on Sunday
"Cumming succeeds in bringing familiar material to life. There's a sense that Thomas Kell is developing into a Smiley for our times."
- Library Journal
"Edgily elegant … perfect for those wanting a contemporary spy thriller in the vein of Le Carré and even for those who don’t."
- The Times
"The spy thriller has been on the ascendant in the past few years, breeding a bunch of talented writers. Cumming is among the very best."