Man Between
Charles Cumming, Read by Charlie Anson

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Narrated By: Charlie Anson

Duration: 10 hours and 37 minutes

What to expect

‘Recommended. I read it one breathless sitting’ Ian Rankin

A gripping new standalone spy thriller, recalling the classic film Casablanca, from the winner of the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of the Year and ‘the master of the modern spy thriller’ (Mail on Sunday).

Successful novelist Kit Carradine has grown restless. So when British Intelligence invites him to enter the secret world of espionage, he willingly takes a leap into the unknown.

Kit finds himself in Morocco on the trail of Lara Bartok – a leading figure in Resurrection, a revolutionary movement whose brutal attacks on right-wing politicians have spread violence throughout the West.

Drawn to Lara, but caught between competing intelligence services who want her dead, Kit faces an awful choice: abandon her to her fate or risk everything trying to save her.

‘An instant classic of the genre’ Mick Herron

The Man Between is up there with the best – full of thrills, wit and fine writing’ Peter Robinson


Crime & mystery fiction, Thriller / suspense fiction

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‘The most brilliant thriller’ Sunday Times

‘Recommended. I read it one breathless sitting’ Ian Rankin

‘Charles Cumming gets better with each book ‘ The Times

‘Plunges a novelist into a deliciously twisty imbroglio in Morocco; it’s Cumming at his most relaxed and engaging’ Telegraph, Books of the Year

‘An instant classic of the spy genre’ Mick Herron

‘Nobody writes more enjoyable spy thrillers than Charles Cumming’ Anthony Horowitz

‘A real page-turner’ Peter Robinson, Daily Mail

‘Rich in twists and cloak-and-dagger action … typically accomplished and enthralling’ Sunday Times

‘Credibly obsessed and convincingly foolish, Carradine is an interesting character in a pleasingly original spy story’ Literary Review

‘Lift the lid off Cumming's novel The Man Between and breathe in an exotic tagine stew, redolent of murderous international conspiracy, assassination, kidnapping, and a beautiful dangerous woman, set against the colourful matchstick mosaic of Marrakesh. Another Cumming triumph’ Jason Matthews

‘Charles Cumming’s The Man Between continues the author’s steady upwards trajectory; he will soon be snapping at the heels of such masters as John le Carré and Gerald Seymour’ Guardian

‘I have been a fan of Charles Cumming ever since A Spy by Nature, and The Man Between is up there with the best – full of thrills, wit and fine writing, with a plot and themes that might have been taken from today’s headlines. Writer/spy Kit Carradine is a thoroughly engaging protagonist, and I look forward to meeting him again. Superb espionage fiction’ Peter Robinson

Praise for A Divided Spy:

‘A gripping psychological clash of wills, tactics and morals … Kell’s third appearance confirms him as one of the most interesting and sympathetic characters in the spy thriller field’ The Times

‘The spies’ shifting psychological duel is riveting … deftly coupled with a topical subplot’ Sunday Times