The Trinity Six

The Trinity Six

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A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book for 2011

The most closely-guarded secret of the Cold War is about to be exposed -- the identity of a SIXTH member of the infamous Cambridge spy ring. And people are killing for it… 

London, 1992. Late one night, Edward Crane, 76, is declared dead at a London hospital. An obituary describes him only as a 'resourceful career diplomat'. But Crane was much more than that -- and the circumstances surrounding his death are far from what they seem. 

Fifteen years later, academic Sam Gaddis needs money. When a journalist friend asks for his help researching a possible sixth member of the notorious Trinity spy ring, Gaddis knows that she's onto a story that could turn his fortunes around. But within hours the journalist is dead, apparently from a heart attack. 

Taking over her investigation, Gaddis trails a man who claims to know the truth about Edward Crane. Europe still echoes with decades of deadly disinformation on both sides of the Iron Curtain. And as Gaddis follows a series of leads across the continent, he approaches a shocking revelation -- one which will rock the foundations of politics from London to Moscow…

"Cumming's novel is characterized by a gripping sense of realism. He displays a vast knowledge of spycraft and Cold War history, and the dense, three-dimensional world he crafts comes complete with seedy hotels and smoky nightclubs. The result is absolutely gripping. Taut, atmospheric and immersive--an instant classic." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on The Trinity Six

The Trinity Six  is a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 Thrillers title.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2011
Edition: 1st U.S. ed. --
ISBN: 9780312675295
0312675291
Branch Call Number: FIC Cummi 3558ad 1
Characteristics: viii, 356 p

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uncommonreader
Jul 26, 2014

An above-average spy thriller, this book tells the story of the "Sixth Man". The historian on his track is very written character - just the right amount of disorganization and intelligence.

gracindaisy Apr 11, 2013

Classic Cold War spycraft; suspenseful & gripping. From the Washington Post’s best books of 2012 – good call!

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Dub
Apr 02, 2012

Some of the best espionage/spy thriller reading in the library. So realistic, at times you think you're a fly on the wall. Historical fiction at it's best.

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kaymul
Oct 04, 2011

One of those books that you hate to put down and can't wait to pick up again. The London locales throughout also added to the imagery.

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