Triple Cross (Kate Henderson #3) by Tom Bradby

‘What do you think I should do?’

Kate Henderson has left MI6 and is attempting to rebuild her life in the south of France with her children, Fiona, and Gus, who are hoping to see her reunite with their father Stuart. A visit from the British Prime Minister changes her plans.

A Russian agent has come forward with news that the Prime Minister has been set up, that there is a special KGB unit with a single purpose. This unit exists to process intelligence provided by ‘Agent Dante’. And the information that Agent Dante provides clearly has come from senior levels within MI6. If it isn’t the Prime Minister, who is it?

The Prime Minister wants her help (again) to prove that he is not a Russian agent. Kate wants to say no, but he makes her an offer that she cannot refuse.

Once again, Kate is drawn back into the high stakes, dangerous world of espionage. There is a Russian agent at the heart of British Intelligence, and there are a couple of possibilities. It could be the Prime Minister, it could be the current head of MI6 or his predecessor, or is it someone else? Kate has both limited time and limited resources to try to find the agent. The Prime Minister’s position is under threat, as are the lives of those who try to help Kate.

Another fine novel from Mr Bradby, with more than enough red herrings to keep the reader busy. While it is possible to make sense of this novel as a standalone, I recommend reading the three books of the series in order, for the character development and the action.

I finished the novel, took a deep breath, and wondered: is this really the end?

Note: My thanks to NetGalley and Transworld Publishers for providing me with a free electronic copy of this book for review purposes.

Jennifer Cameron-Smith

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