The Trinity Six by Charles Cumming



The Trinity Six is Charles Cummings fifth venture into the world of spy thrillers. It follows Sam Gaddis, a writer and lecturer on Russian History at the University London College. At the underwhelming launch of his latest book on Peter the Great and Sergei Platov, a beautiful woman called Holley approaches Gaddis, requesting his help.

At first her request seems simple. Her late mother had left her with numerous papers on both English and Russian history and Gaddis agrees to take a look at them to see if they contain anything of historical value. A meeting with his best friend Charlotte uncovers that she had recommended him to Holley as she was too busy with a huge scoop of a story for any other work.

When Charlotte passes away to what everyone believes is a heart attack, Gaddis decides to complete her work. Soon he discovers that Charlotte had stumbled onto a much larger story than she realised and that her death may not have been as innocent as it seemed. Soon his professional and personal lives become entangled in a secret that both the KGB and MI6 have been covering up since 1988.

I have not read many spy novels in my time, I am not sure why, it is simply a genre I have not really dabbled in. This book will certainly be changing that. A couple of chapters into this book and I was utterly gripped. The writing is beautifully smart without being too complicated (I have read a couple of similar styled book which introduce so many characters in the first few pages that you are constantly flicking back to see who said what to whom) and the actions of every character are completely believable. The story is brilliantly crafted from beginning to end and the inclusion of true historical events and British locations (especially bookshops) made me enjoy it even more.

This is a must read for anyone interested in the thriller genre and if you are looking for potential Christmas presents for the male readers in your life, I highly recommend this novel (please do not think this is a ‘just for men’ read, not at all. I just feel they are harder to buy books for sometimes). A gripping, intelligent read you will struggle to put down.
I will definitely be looking forward to reading more of Charles Cummings work in the future.



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