Alec Milius

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 112 ratings

A Spy by Nature Summary

For all fans of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy comes this master class in suspense about a spy caught up in his own web of deception....

Alec Milius is young, smart and ambitious - with a talent for deception. When a chance encounter opens the door to a career with MI6, he is desperate to make his mark.

But life as a spy begins to take a terrible toll on himself and those around him, and soon Alec is chasing not just success but survival. Forced to work alone, he spins a web of deceit that traps him centre stage in a game of global espionage.

In this new job, the difference between truth and a lie can be a matter of life and death. And for Alec, it's getting harder to tell them apart....

A Spy by Nature is the best-selling novel with which Charles Cumming announced his arrival as heir apparent to masters like John le Carré and Len Deighton; compellingly told, utterly authentic and heart-racingly intense, it will grip you until the very end.

©2011 Charles Cumming (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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  • Book 1

    • A Spy by Nature

    • By: Charles Cumming
    • Narrated by: Charlie Anson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    For all fans of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy comes this master class in suspense about a spy caught up in his own web of deception.... Alec Milius is young, smart and ambitious - with a talent for deception. When a chance encounter opens the door to a career with MI6, he is desperate to make his mark. But life as a spy begins to take a terrible toll on himself and those around him, and soon Alec is chasing not just success but survival.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Mediocre compared with his later works

    • By Dave on 10-06-18

    Regular price: £13.99

  • Book 2

    • The Spanish Game

    • By: Charles Cumming
    • Narrated by: Charlie Anson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    For six years, Alec Milius has escaped the past. In Madrid, he has rebuilt his life but remains in exile and in danger. Slightly older, and much wiser, than the young spy who first impressed MI6, he has kept his fatal attraction to secrets. So when a prominent politician mysteriously disappears, Alec is lured back into the spying game. Only this time he operates without the protection of any official agency, isolated and expendable, with nobody to turn to if things go wrong. And they soon do.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not a likeable hero!

    • By Patricia on 09-07-18

    Regular price: £12.99