The Trinity Six

Author(s): Charles Cumming

Historic novels

Europe is still littered with the darkest secrets of the Cold War. And the most deadly revelation of them all is about to be made! Hard-up Russia expert Dr Sam Gaddis finally has a lead for a book that could set his career back on track. He has staggering new information about an unknown sixth member of the infamous Cambridge spy ring - a man who has evaded detection for his entire life. But when his source suddenly dies, Gaddis is left with just shreds of his investigation, and no idea that he is already in too deep. He is threatened, betrayed, hunted - and alone. To get his life back, he must scour a continent still laced with lies to find the truth behind the Trinity Six. Both Moscow and MI6 will use everything in their power to keep their fragile peace intact. But why murder people to hide secrets that should by now be history? Gaddis starts to understand - far too late - that he is closing in on a discovery that will shake Europe to its foundations!


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'An utterly absorbing and compelling novel. A brilliant re-imagining of events surrounding the notorious Cambridge spy-ring' William Boyd, bestselling author of Restless

'An absolutely terrific thriller. It's going to make Charles Cumming a star' Jeff Abbott, bestselling author of Panic

'Charles Cumming more than lives up to his growing reputation as one of the finest young espionage novelists writing today. With admirable style and enviable craft, he breathes new life into the well-examined case of the Cambridge Spy Ring, making it compelling to old hands and new readers alike' Joe Finder

'A stunning stand-alon ! Cumming's knowledge of the spy business, his well-crafted prose, and his intensely engaging plot make this a breakthrough novel' Publishers Weekly

'Taut, atmospheric and immersive - an instant classic! Cumming's novel is characterized by a gripping sense of realism! The result is absolutely gripping' Kirkus Reviews

'The Trinity Six breathes new life into Cold War spy fiction, updating the genre for today's Spooks generation. It's nuanced, intriguing, beautifully paced and utterly thrilling' Jon Stock

'Cumming expertly orchestrates his score! His plotting and his language are powerfully engaging. Spy fiction fans will enjoy the ingenious plot with well-developed characters, a keen sense of time and place, an undercurrent of fear, and plenty of gore' Library Journal Reviews 

Charles Cumming was born in Scotland in 1971. He was educated at Eton and graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1994 with First Class Honours in English Literature. The Observer has described him as "the best of the new generation of British spy writers who are taking over where John le Carre and Len Deighton left off". In the summer of 1995, Charles was approached for recruitment by the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). A year later he moved to Montreal where he began working on a novel based on his experiences with MI6. A Spy By Nature was published in the UK in 2001. This is his fifth novel.

General Fields

  • : 9780007337804SECA
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • : February 2011
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Charles Cumming
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.92
  • : 416