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Honour Among Spies - Merle Nygate

Eli Amiram – Mossad's star spy runner – returns in this fast-moving and international spy thriller which sees two complex plots collide with a potentially apocalyptic outcome.

I absolutely loved this spy had all the ingredients of the best of the genre for me (think Ludlum, Cummings, Le Carre etc.): high tech gadgets; twists, turns and betrayals; agency rivalry and office politics versus the reality of coal-face agent-running; Bond-style action as well as cleverly-plotted intrigue and suspense; stereotype maniacal villains: all set against a sadly believable and all-too-familiar backdrop of political unrest and international tension (the author does nod towards current international tensions in an added note, though they are not the main focus of the plot here).

I loved main character Eli and his inner battle with duty versus personal values and loyalty, and the flawed nature of the character and his personal battles set against the action and physical battles of his job as head of Mossad in London was a clever and engaging dynamic to this fast-paced page turner.

I look forward to reading more!

About the author:

Merle Nygate is a screenwriter, script editor, screenwriting lecturer and novelist; she's worked on BAFTA winning TV, New York Festival audio drama and written original sitcoms; previously she worked for BBC Comedy Commissioning as well as writing and script editing across multiple genres.

Most recently, Merle completed her first espionage novel which won the Little Brown/UEA Crime Fiction Award. It was described by the judge as 'outstanding'.

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My thanks to Anne at Random Tours ( and No Exit Press for a copy of the book for this review and blogtour. See what others think via the links below:

Rich Simpson (@richreadalot) April 2024

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