*SUNDAY TIMES THRILLER OF THE MONTH*
*FINANCIAL TIMES THRILLER OF THE YEAR*
*WATERSTONES BEST ESPIONAGE THRILLERS OF 2023*
1995: In the wake of the Rwandan genocide, 24-year-old spy Lachlan Kite and his girlfriend, Martha Raine, are sent to Senegal on the trail of a hunted war criminal. The mission threatens to spiral out of control, forcing Kite to make choices that will have devastating consequences not only for his career at top-secret intelligence agency BOX 88, but also for his relationship with Martha.
2023: Eric Appiah, an old friend from Kite’s days at school and an off-the-record BOX 88 asset, makes contact with explosive information about what happened all those years ago in West Africa. When tragedy strikes, Kite must use all his resources to bring down a criminal network with links to international terror … and protect Martha from possible assassination.
Praise for KENNEDY 35
'A bold choice of setting, which adds skilful dabs of colour to a tightly wrought tale' The Times
‘A compelling exploration of the consequences of realpolitik and the intermingling of the personal with the political’ Guardian
‘Cumming marshals his twin time frames expertly and illuminates an awful chapter in recent history. A first-rate spy thriller’ Mail on Sunday
‘Atmospheric and packed with threat, it thrills on every single page’ Daily Mail
‘An enthralling, haunting work…taking the spy thriller to a new level of storytelling’ Financial Times
‘A compelling depiction of the various layers of infamy involved in an appalling blot on the history of humanity’ Literary Review
What Readers are saying about KENNEDY 35
'I couldn't put this down… a cracking read!'
'Fast-paced and tightly plotted. If you love Ian Fleming you will adore this series'
'Charles Cumming has a fantastic way of bringing espionage thrillers to life'
'Gripping, intricate, smart and suspenseful story'
'Plenty of action and a terrific plot, well told'
Publication date: 29 November 2023
Format: Trade Paperback