"Another Charles Cumming triumph.” —Jason Matthews, bestselling author of The Kremlin's Candidate
In this gripping contemporary thriller, a successful spy novelist is drawn into a real-life espionage plot when he’s ordered to find a mysterious fugitive on the alluring but deadly streets of Morocco.
Renowned author Kit Carradine is approached by an MI6 officer with a seemingly straightforward assignment: to track down a mysterious woman hiding somewhere in the exotic, perilous city of Marrakesh. But when Carradine learns the woman is a dangerous fugitive with ties to international terrorism, the glamour of being a spy is soon tainted by fear and betrayal.
Lara Bartok is a leading figure in Resurrection, a violent revolutionary movement whose brutal attacks on prominent right-wing public figures have spread hatred and violence across the world. Her disappearance ignites a race between warring intelligence services desperate to find her—at any cost. But as Carradine edges closer to the truth, he finds himself drawn to this brilliant, beautiful, and profoundly complex woman.
Caught between increasingly dangerous forces who want Bartok dead, Carradine soon faces an awful choice: to abandon Lara to her fate, or to risk everything trying to save her.
More praise for The Moroccan Girl:
"Charlie Anson's narration is smooth, consummately professional, and fluent with accents while maintaining pace at high speeds around the plot's many hairpin turns." — AudioFile Magazine
“Charles Cumming has breathed new life into the spy novel.” — Ben Macintyre, bestselling author of A Spy Among Friends
“Nobody writes more enjoyable spy thrillers than Charles Cumming." — Anthony Horowitz, bestselling author of The Word is Murder
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We tried to make Charles Cumming’s The Moroccan Girl last longer, but we just couldn’t put our earbuds down. The novel tells the story of renowned British spy novelist Kit Carradine, tapped by MI6 to aid in a real-life covert operation. But instead of helping take out the spy agency’s target in North Africa, mysterious revolutionary Lara, Kit finds himself aiding her escape. Silken-voiced narrator Charlie Anson makes the double- and triple-crosses even more thrilling, effortlessly shifting between impassioned dialogue and stately third-person perspective. The stakes grow higher with every chapter, leading to an epic payoff we never saw coming.