Envoy, The

Envoy, The

Edward Wilson's second novel will prove familiar territory for fans of A River in May. The setting is 1950s London, at the height of the Cold War. Kit Fournier is ostensibly a senior diplomat at the US embassy in Grosvenor Square, but is actually CIA bureau chef in London. The Arms Race informs much of the action in this fast-paced page turner which sees Kit go undercover to meet a dissident KGB agent, lose a loved one, have a crisis of soul and get blackmailed into becoming a double agent for M16...

'A glorious seething broth of historical fact and old-fashioned spy story' The Times

'A sophisticated, convincing novel that shows governments and their secret services as cynically exploitative and utterly ruthless' Susanna Yager, Sunday Telegraph

'One of the three or four best spy novels I've ever read ... startlingly honest and insightful' Morning Star

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Published: 
26 Feb 2008
ISBN: 
9781906413125
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Envoy, The

Edward Wilson's second novel will prove familiar territory for fans of A River in May. The setting is 1950s London, at the height of the Cold War. Kit Fournier is ostensibly a senior diplomat at the US embassy in Grosvenor Square, but is actually CIA bureau chef in London. The Arms Race informs much of the action in this fast-paced page turner which sees Kit go undercover to meet a dissident KGB agent, lose a loved one, have a crisis of soul and get blackmailed into becoming a double agent for M16...

'A glorious seething broth of historical fact and old-fashioned spy story' The Times

'A sophisticated, convincing novel that shows governments and their secret services as cynically exploitative and utterly ruthless' Susanna Yager, Sunday Telegraph

'One of the three or four best spy novels I've ever read...startlingly honest and insightful' Morning Star

Price £: 
5.99
eBook
Published: 
11 Apr 2011
ISBN: 
9781908129154
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About the author

  • Edward Wilson

    Edward Wilson is a native of Baltimore. He studied International Relations on a US Army scholarship and later served as a Special Forces officer in Vietnam. He received the Army Commendation Medal with ‘V’ for his part in rescuing wounded Vietnamese soldiers from a minefield. His other decorations include the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. After leaving the Army, Wilson became an expatriate and gave up US nationality to become a British citizen. He has also lived and worked in Germany and France, and was a post-graduate student at Edinburgh University. He is the author of four previous novels, A River in MayThe EnvoyThe Darkling Spy and The Midnight Swimmer, all published by Arcadia Books. The author now lives in Suffolk where he taught English and Modern Languages for thirty years. He's currenting writing his sixth novel A Very British Ending.

    Titles by Edward Wilson

    A Very British Ending
    The midnight swimmer by Edward Wilson