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JAMES WOLFF In Person with Paul CTFM

June 12, 2021 CrimeTimeFM
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JAMES WOLFF In Person with Paul CTFM
Jun 12, 2021
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James Wolff talks about his new novel HOW TO BETRAY YOUR COUNTRY, growing up in the Middle East, spy fiction and the meaning of treachery.

HOW TO BETRAY YOUR COUNTRY: Things are looking bad for disgraced spy August Drummond. In emotional free fall after the death of his wife, fired for a series of security breaches... and now his neighbour on the flight to Istanbul won't stop talking. The only thing keeping August sane is the hunch that there's something not quite right about the nervous young man several rows ahead - a hunch confirmed when August watches him throw away directions to a European cemetery seconds before being detained by Turkish police. A reckless August decides to go to the cemetery, where he meets a mysterious figure from the dark heart of the Islamic State and quickly finds himself drawn into a shadowy plot to murder an Iranian scientist in Istanbul. But nothing is what it seems, and before long August realises he has gone too far to turn back. As he struggles to break free from the clutches of Islamic State and play off British intelligence against their Turkish counterparts, he will find his resourcefulness, ingenuity and courage tested to the very limit of what he can endure.

JAMES WOLFF lives in London. He worked for the British government for fifteen years. HOW TO BETRAY YOUR COUNTRY is his second novel in a trilogy about anti-terror espionage in the Middle East. The first was the highly acclaimed “Beside the Syrian Sea.”

Produced by Jem&Son and Paul Burke, Don't Wait courtesy of Southgate and Leigh

Both books published by BITTER LEMON PRESS

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James Wolff talks about his new novel HOW TO BETRAY YOUR COUNTRY, growing up in the Middle East, spy fiction and the meaning of treachery.

HOW TO BETRAY YOUR COUNTRY: Things are looking bad for disgraced spy August Drummond. In emotional free fall after the death of his wife, fired for a series of security breaches... and now his neighbour on the flight to Istanbul won't stop talking. The only thing keeping August sane is the hunch that there's something not quite right about the nervous young man several rows ahead - a hunch confirmed when August watches him throw away directions to a European cemetery seconds before being detained by Turkish police. A reckless August decides to go to the cemetery, where he meets a mysterious figure from the dark heart of the Islamic State and quickly finds himself drawn into a shadowy plot to murder an Iranian scientist in Istanbul. But nothing is what it seems, and before long August realises he has gone too far to turn back. As he struggles to break free from the clutches of Islamic State and play off British intelligence against their Turkish counterparts, he will find his resourcefulness, ingenuity and courage tested to the very limit of what he can endure.

JAMES WOLFF lives in London. He worked for the British government for fifteen years. HOW TO BETRAY YOUR COUNTRY is his second novel in a trilogy about anti-terror espionage in the Middle East. The first was the highly acclaimed “Beside the Syrian Sea.”

Produced by Jem&Son and Paul Burke, Don't Wait courtesy of Southgate and Leigh

Both books published by BITTER LEMON PRESS

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