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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Secret Service, by Tom Bradby. 

To those who don’t really know her, Kate Henderson’s life must seem perfectly ordinary. But she is in fact a senior MI6 officer, who right now is nursing the political equivalent of a nuclear bomb.

Kate’s most recent mission has yielded the startling intelligence that the British Prime Minister has cancer - and that one of the leading candidates to replace him may be a Russian agent of influence.

Up against the clock to uncover the Russian mole, Kate risks everything to get to the truth. But with her reputation to uphold, her family hanging by a thread and a leadership election looming, she is quickly running out of options, and out of time.

©2019 Tom Bradby (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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after initially wondering I had wasted money enjoy

lots of twists and turns as it explores Russian use of old tricks and social media to influence elections in other countries with the characters the intrigue impacts.

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Fantastic book ......for 95%

Loved the book, really was going with it, exceptionally well performed and was always looking for time to listen. But then, then I don't know what happened, the author got bored, hit a deadline, hit max pages? The speed of the finish was breathtaking.

Shame, was a bit like Game of Thrones in that the ending spoilt it, not in the story but speed story was brought to end.

Regardless will read more by Tom.

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good book

well written book, that was entertaining and easy to follow. all togeter an enjoyable listen.

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Great story, finished poorly

Good story up until the final chapter and ending. Storyline developed very well and really drew in the characters, all to be disappointed in an ill-considered ending.

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Give me more!

Had me hooked and Kept me guessing right up to the very end! Not easy to put down.

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Gripping read

A spy story that kept me guessing coupled with characters I wanted to know. I really enjoyed and felt for them as their destiny unfolded. I’m about to get the next book in the series.

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An interesting read

This was an interesting spy novel with characters who become people to care about. Twists of plot keep it an engaging read. I was disappointed that the last chapter was a little abrupt moving to the ending. However, I enjoyed the storyline and would recommend this read.

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  • 02-06-2019

Real life-ish

Robert Peston is reporting from outside Downing St, dirt is being dished on candidates for the top job, and Russia is the Big Bad, meddling in national elections.
Luckily there is no Brexit angle as too much reality would spoil a good yarn. There is quite a lot of political blah blah but that is far less interesting than all the spies and moles and murders.
Good narration and a nicely paced thriller, balanced by quite relatable domestic juggling.
It is an enjoyable listen with plenty of red herrings and suspicious folk but the denouement is a bit flat and does not really explain how and why certain incidents took place.

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  • Heisenberg
  • 15-06-2019

Superior political thriller

I purchased this after hearing the author talking about it on the radio and being intrigued by the plot that was described. I wasn't disappointed and listened to the whole thing over two days. Great story, and I thought the narrator was excellent.

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  • 22-02-2020

Brilliant - can't wait for the next book.

Credible, taught thriller. Good Story and well read. I'd compare the author's ability from this book to Stella Rimington.

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  • Schnauzer Mom
  • 23-07-2019

Modern Len Deighton

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Reminded me of Len Deighton’s Game, Set & Match trilogy with a present day plot. Great narrator. If you like spy thrillers this is a good choice.

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  • Lynda Taylor
  • 15-07-2019

BRILLIANT!!!

loved this book found myself another great author to look out for. now going to look for another of his masterpieces.

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  • Chris Pearce-Ramwell
  • 29-02-2020

Twists and turns gripping from start to end

Really looking forward to the next book as this one held my attention and interest from start to all too soon finish.

Wonderful narration too.

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  • Sue Bayliss
  • 28-02-2020

Enjoyable listen

I always like a good spy story and I enjoyed this one. I liked the main character and the story moved along at a good pace. The performance was good.

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  • Stuart
  • 19-06-2019

Refreshingly close to the mark...

Great technical perspective and accuracy, current, thought-provoking and refreshingly different from other, run-of-the-mill SIS thrillers. I trust there will be others to follow in this series...

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  • J Bayly
  • 28-02-2020

Great story -Terrible narration

The book was really good ,maybe a bit of a predictable end -but I did enjoy it The narrator was the worst attempt at a Scottish accent I have ever heard, it grated enormously

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  • David Futerman
  • 09-02-2020

Fab book and very well narrated. H

Held me in suspense all the way through. Well constructed and well thought out plot.

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