Next year, London-based spy novelist Charles Cumming is scheduled to release an all-new standalone thriller written in the same vein as Jason Matthews when The Moroccan Girl comes out on February 12th, 2019.
Cumming’s last novel, A Divided Spy, the third book in his Thomas Kell series, came out in 2017 and was a hit with critics and fans alike. Personally, I’m a big fan of Cumming’s work and had mixed feelings about this next book not being part of the Kell universe. All of that concern went right out the window in a hurry, as the story takes off right away — catapulting readers into a high-stakes spy thriller that’s right on the money and everything Cumming’s fans have come to expect.
I received a bound manuscript a few days ago, and couldn’t put it down. While I won’t have an official review posted for some time, I can tell you this: I’ve never been sucked into one of Cumming’s books the way I was with this one. . . The Moroccan Girl is phenomenal.
See the cover art and plot details below.
In the tradition of Jason Matthews’ New York Times bestseller The Kremlin’s Candidate comes THE MOROCCAN GIRL, a standalone thriller from Charles Cumming, “the heir to John le Carré” (NPR).
Kit Carradine is the successful author of several best-selling novels. When he is approached by MI6 and asked to carry out a simple task on behalf of his country while attending a literary festival in Morocco, he jumps at the chance.
But all is not as it seems. Carradine soon finds himself on the trail of Lara Bartok, a leading figure in Resurrection, a violent revolutionary movement targeting prominent right-wing political figures around the world. Caught between competing intelligence services who want Bartok dead, Carradine faces a choice: to abandon Bartok to her fate or to risk everything trying to save her.
Fans anxious to get their hands on this title can pre-order it here, or anywhere else books are sold.
It looks like The Moroccan Girl is actually the same book as Cumming’s The Man Between, which comes out in the UK this June.
Praised as “one of today’s finest book reviewers” by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, Ryan Steck (“The Godfather of the thriller genre” — Ben Coes) has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.