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That said,it is a very good old school spy thriller remimiscent of very early Le Carre with Deighton highlights.
There are two interesting French minor players in the 3rd book, and Salim Dhar could be a fascinating character, but too little ink has been expended upon him.
(Of course, there's a reason America's clandestine community is seen that way, but still ....) Stock's writing style is fine but far from stirring.
Decent writing style, and lots to enjoy in the depiction of the bureaucratization of the spy services. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jonathan Stock
I just couldn't get into this book. I tried. But the writing, the story, the characters nothing pulled me in.Published 23 months ago by Shiloh Walker
A tangled plot, held my interest, but an unusual plot and very different twists. Female character somewhat romanticized, it seemed.Published on November 19, 2012 by n.lynn
"Dead Spy Running" is a spy thriller set in both India and London. Our hero, David Marchant, is suspended from his field agent position in MI-6 (the Brits CIA). Read morePublished on November 7, 2012 by Kenneth C. Mahieu
I finished the 3 Marchant novels and The Cardamom Club last weekend, deeply annoyed and mildly furious, not least because I couldn't think of a way to review... Read more
I have read/listened to many books within this genre - I found this to be an excellent book - and although this is becoming a trite label - he does have some "LeCarre qualities". Read morePublished on March 31, 2012 by Igor Dumbadze
A fast-paced spy story. Very little description of characters so I could rarely tell who was who. Very stiff-upper lip British. Read morePublished on June 14, 2011 by BarryR
This book has nothing in common with Jason Bourne,either literary or film. That said,it is a very good old school spy thriller remimiscent of very early Le Carre with Deighton... Read morePublished on February 23, 2011 by Robert S. Klautky