martha canfield library

PO Box 267 • 528 East Arlington Road, Arlington, VT • 05250
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  • Tuesday — 9:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Wednesday — 9:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Thursday — 9:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Friday — 2:00PM – 6:00PM
  • Saturday — 10:00AM – 3:00PM

Russell Collection

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Tuesdays or by appointment

A Foreign Country sm"A Foreign Country" by Charles Cumming

What a smashing good spy story!  This reads like an old, classic spy story - not one of those car-chasing, dynamite explosion types.  Our hero, Tom Kell, has been put "out in the cold" as a scapegoat in a mission gone bad.  He is bored and missing being where the action is and is quite pleased when he is approached to take on a quiet mission to find out what has happened to the newly appointed Chief, just a few short weeks before she is supposed to take over.

As with most good spy stories, you never really know until the end (and sometimes not even then) who is really what they seem to be. It's very nice to see that some new writers (Cumming, Furst, Mark Mills) are appearing to take the place of the old masters of spy stores.


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