Good evening, bloggers! It feels great to catch up with some new spy fiction. I’ve not read any for a while, after all. And this is my first time reading anything by Charles Cumming.
Every now and then, writers could use a little excitement, aside from living in fantasy worlds, right? Who knew such an opportunity would happen for author Kit Carradine? When MI6 agent, Robert Mantis, offers him an important assignment—to find a woman named Lara Bartok—while attending a literary festival in Morocco, Kit seizes the opportunity.
Yet something about the trip seems off. Why was it so important for Kit to track down this mystery woman? When he finally does find Lara Bartok, Kit learns she is a fugitive who was a part of Resurrection, a violent revolutionary movement targeting political figures from around the world. The longer he stays involved with Lara, Kit’s life is at stake. But he doesn’t want to abandon her. So they both are on a difficult mission to get Lara out of Morocco and to keep competing intelligence services in the dark.
I liked the whole idea of this story. An author-turned-spy running around the streets of Marrakech? Not bad. With the way it all happened for Kit, however, maybe it isn’t as exciting as a person would imagine. But that’s what made this story excellent. In fact, I hope to see Morocco, one day. I also liked that the ending has left me wondering what Kit plans to do next.
To all the spy fiction fans, I encourage you to check out this book. Feel free to post your comments. Happy reading!
*I received this copy from St. Martin’s Press, in exchange for an honest review. The Moroccan Girl will be available on February 12, 2019.
About the author: Charles Cumming is the author of the Alec Milius books and the Thomas Kell books, A Foreign Country, A Colder War, and A Divided Spy, as well as the New York Times bestselling thriller, The Trinity Six. He lives with his family in London. For more info, click here. You also can follow him on Twitter.