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The Madness of July

James Naughtie

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-0961-4
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Hardcover
Overlook
10/02/2014

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Set in the endgame of the Cold War, The Madness of July is an explosive, brilliantly written spy novel, by an author who has spent his entire life in the halls of power.

The Madness of July is set in the late 1970s, and takes place during six sweltering days in the month that give the book its title. Will Flemyng was trained as a spy for a life behind enemy lines, but now he is in politics—and rising to the top.

Buffeted by political forces and the powerful women around him, and caught in interlocking mysteries he must disentangle—including a potentially lethal family secret—Flemyng faces his vulnerability and learns, through betrayal and tragedy, more truth about his world than he has ever known.

Masterfully weaving together political intrigue and family drama, James Naughtie has written a spy novel for the ages, worthy of comparison to the finest work of Charles McCarry and Robert Littell.


Praise for The Madness of July:

"A hugely satisfying thriller that grips from the first page to the last." —Kate Mosse, author of Labyrinth



Educated at Aberdeen and Syracuse Universities, James Naughtie has worked for the Washington Post and the Guardian. Since 1994, he has been a radio and news presenter of the Today program, on the BBC 4 network. He is the author of The Accidental American: Tony Blair and the Presidency. The Madness of July is his first novel.

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