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Summary

Duty or honour. Which would you betray?

It's 1966. London is swinging, and the Cold War is spiralling.

Clear-cut lines have faded to grey areas. Whispers of conspiracies are everywhere. Spies on both sides of the Iron Curtain are running in circles, chasing constant plots and counterplots. And MI5 Agent Richard Knox is tired of all of it.

But when Abey Bennett, his CIA comrade in arms, appears in London with a ghost from Knox's past and a terrifying warning that could change the balance of power in the Cold War for good, he has to fight to save the future.

He must also face an agonising choice: who will he believe, and who will he betray - his duty to his country or his loyalty to his friends?

©2022 Tim Glister (P)2022 W F Howes

Critic reviews

"A Loyal Traitor is a thoroughly gripping spy thriller." (Adam Hamdy, author of Black 13)

"Stunningly authentic, masterfully plotted and brilliantly composed, this is historical thriller writing at its very best." (Matthew Richardson, author of The Insider)

"A Loyal Traitor is an accomplished and atmospheric spy novel with an original protagonist and a burning question at its heart. Considered and entertaining." (Charlotte Philby, author of Part of the Family)

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Another automaton narrator of a good story

A good story with great period detail. Main character is well set for a series of books. There were moments of Killing Eve frustration when triggers should have been pulled and strain our credibility.

Once again, the experience is let down by the narrator. His often automaton delivery, weird pacing and outlandish voice for the main character just gets in the way. Do publishers audition readers? There are so many good ones.