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London 1956 A generation of British spies are haunted by the ghosts of friends turned traitor Henry Bone a Mandarin spymaster learns that Butterfly is the Holy Grail of Cold War Intelligence In reality he is an aristocratic pervert whose political tastes are as ugly as his sexual preferences But worst of all Butterfly can identify each traitor and every serving British spy who helped them Enter Catesby a British spy with his reputation in tatters who sets the trap by pretending. THE DARKLING SPY reintroduces the reader to William Catesby a dedicated top ranking MI 6 agent operating under diplomatic cover in Berlin as Cultural Attaché The time is August 1956 Catesby is called back to London by his mentor Henry Bone a Whitehall intelligence mandarin who has learned that a master spy codenamed Butterfly currently working for the Soviets and East Germans is poised to defect to the Americans who are eager to know all his secrets Secrets including the names of all active British agents behind the Iron Curtain as well as various intelligence operations and programs that MI 6 has promoted Indeed Butterfly's brain is an archive of secrets from both East and West Lives and reputations are at risk of being destroyed should Butterfly succeed in going over to the CIA Butterfly has also been a thorn in the flesh for Bone over the previous 20 years So Bone hatches a plan in which Catesby a fluent German speaker would return to Berlin to track down Butterfly through a painstaking and elaborate process in which he would pretend to defect to the East Conseuently what ensues is a suspenseful nail biting heart rending drama that takes Catesby from a Hungary convulsed in counter revolution during October and November of 1956 into the inner sanctum of the East German intelligence apparatus during the following year as represented by the mysterious espionage legend Mischa WolfOnce again Edward Wilson has created a winner with THE DARKLING SPY It may alter your views about what really went on during the Cold War

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To defect in order to uncover Butterfly Pressured into becoming a lure Catesby's mission leads him from Berlin through a shower of Molotov cocktails in Budapest and finally to dinner alone with the East German espionage legend Mischa Wolf The novel's shocking conclusion will change your view of the Cold War forever Wilson's smart finely written seuel to The Envoy' mines an underutilized place and period of cold war history Berlin 1956 Catesby will delight those readers looking f. In The Darkling Spy Wilson has created a tense spy thriller set in the heart of Cold War America and Russia are fighting a war of ideals and Europe finds themselves uncomfortably situated in the bull's eyeno man's land between the two super powers As Henry Bone a British intelligence officer aptly put it The aim of the Americans is to win the Cold War Our aim is to survive itand surviving it and winning it may not be the same thing If America and Russia fight World War Three they're going to do it on our turfAnd so Catesby finds himself in Berlin Hungary and elsewhere in a veritable soup of various espionage factions His goal is to secure intelligence for Britain but his missions are often vague he's never sure of whom he can trust and danger lurks at every corner Along the way he does his utmost to protect his beloved sister who also works in intelligence and must choose between his duty and love A thoroughly enjoyable novelPros Pacing and dialogue are expertly done and move the storyline along wellWilson clearly did his homework and the background of 1950's Europe is based in sound factCatesby Bone Petra and Freddie among others are realistically drawn characters with struggles I could identify withCons Some typos in the book made reading a tad bit difficult in placesThere are a fair number of foreign language words and phrases without translation which make reading a bit tedious although at times when I had a computer handy and looked the words up it added to my knowledge base which is always nice Overall 45 stars or Outstanding Definitely recommend Nestlé dessert, les meilleures recettes mission leads him from Berlin through a shower of Molotov cocktails in Budapest and finally to dinner alone with the East German espionage legend Mischa Wolf The novel's shocking conclusion will change your view of the Cold War forever Wilson's smart finely written seuel to The Envoy' Chocolat mines an underutilized place and period of cold war history Berlin 1956 Catesby will delight those readers looking f. In The Darkling Spy Wilson has created a tense spy thriller set in the heart of Cold War America and Russia are fighting a war of ideals and Europe finds themselves uncomfortably situated in the bull's eyeno Nestlé Desserts les 200 meilleures recettes man's land between the two super powers As Henry Bone a British intelligence officer aptly put it The aim of the Americans is to win the Cold War Our aim is to survive itand surviving it and winning it Le chocolat qui me fait craquer may not be the same thing If America and Russia fight World War Three they're going to do it on our turfAnd so Catesby finds himself in Berlin Hungary and elsewhere in a veritable soup of various espionage factions His goal is to secure intelligence for Britain but his Chocolat missions are often vague he's never sure of whom he can trust and danger lurks at every corner Along the way he does his utmost to protect his beloved sister who also works in intelligence and Chocolat must choose between his duty and love A thoroughly enjoyable novelPros Pacing and dialogue are expertly done and Les petits Marabout : Choco-Noisette move the storyline along wellWilson clearly did his homework and the background of 1950's Europe is based in sound factCatesby Bone Petra and Freddie among others are realistically drawn characters with struggles I could identify withCons Some typos in the book Chocolat facile & gourmand - 100 recettes made reading a tad bit difficult in placesThere are a fair number of foreign language words and phrases without translation which Chocolat en 4 ingrédients make reading a bit tedious although at times when I had a computer handy and looked the words up it added to Le chocolat qui me fait craquer my knowledge base which is always nice Overall 45 stars or Outstanding Definitely recommend

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Or less blood and intelligence in their spy thrillers Publishers Weekly A tense cerebral dark story Wilson's latest will apeal to fans of John Le Carre Portsmouth Herald July 31 2011 A gem of an espionage thriller A mystery based spy novel that will hold the reader by the throat from beginning to end Anyone familiar with the era will recognize the accuracy of Wilson's historical context and anyone seeking a thriller of page turning brilliance needs look no further I Love a Myste. Very interesting spy novelFor readers of Alan Furst The author takes readers through different times in Eastern Europe during WWII and the Cold War Very English very unsure who the good guys are and who are the bad Very literary also freuently uoting poetry and Shakespeare’s plays I liked it Petit livre de - Chocolat, etc. mystery based spy novel that will hold the reader by the throat from beginning to end Anyone familiar with the era will recognize the accuracy of Wilson's historical context and anyone seeking a thriller of page turning brilliance needs look no further I Love a Myste. Very interesting spy novelFor readers of Alan Furst The author takes readers through different times in Eastern Europe during WWII and the Cold War Very English very unsure who the good guys are and who are the bad Very literary also freuently uoting poetry and Shakespeare’s plays I liked it


10 thoughts on “The Darkling Spy (Catesby #3)

  1. says:

    A tautly woven espionage novel set during the Cold War This is uite a dense read nicely atmospheric for the time period and has some excellent characterisation I have to say that I found the second half of the book compelling events moved at a much faster pace The plot is multi layered and complex which I enjoyed and I also enjoyed not being certain of who really were the good guys My understanding is that this is the second book in a trilogy however there is sufficient history supplied for the main charactersI'll read novels by this author I like their style


  2. says:

    THE DARKLING SPY reintroduces the reader to William Catesby a dedicated top ranking MI 6 agent operating under diplomatic cover in Berlin as Cultural Attaché The time is August 1956 Catesby is called back to London by his mentor Henry Bone a Whitehall intelligence mandarin who has learned that a master spy codenamed Butterfly currently working for the Soviets and East Germans is poised to defect to the Americans who are eager to know all his secrets Secrets including the names of all active British agents behind the Iron Curtain as well as various intelligence operations and programs that MI 6 has promoted Indeed Butterfly's brain is an archive of secrets from both East and West Lives and reputations are at risk of being destroyed should Butterfly succeed in going over to the CIA Butterfly has also been a thorn in the flesh for Bone over the previous 20 years So Bone hatches a plan in which Catesby a fluent German speaker would return to Berlin to track down Butterfly through a painstaking and elaborate process in which he would pretend to defect to the East Conseuently what ensues is a suspenseful nail biting heart rending drama that takes Catesby from a Hungary convulsed in counter revolution during October and November of 1956 into the inner sanctum of the East German intelligence apparatus during the following year as represented by the mysterious espionage legend Mischa WolfOnce again Edward Wilson has created a winner with THE DARKLING SPY It may alter your views about what really went on during the Cold War


  3. says:

    Third book I've read in the Catesby series This guy is good


  4. says:

    A hidden gem Not as complex an array of characters as a Tinker era Le Carre in fact Wilson keeps it very to a very tight group but the plotting coupled with the British class and European Cold War atmospherics are first class


  5. says:

    In The Darkling Spy Wilson has created a tense spy thriller set in the heart of Cold War America and Russia are fighting a war of ideals and Europe finds themselves uncomfortably situated in the bull's eyeno man's land between the two super powers As Henry Bone a British intelligence officer aptly put it The aim of the Americans is to win the Cold War Our aim is to survive itand surviving it and winning it may not be the same thing If America and Russia fight World War Three they're going to do it on our turfAnd so Catesby finds himself in Berlin Hungary and elsewhere in a veritable soup of various espionage factions His goal is to secure intelligence for Britain but his missions are often vague he's never sure of whom he can trust and danger lurks at every corner Along the way he does his utmost to protect his beloved sister who also works in intelligence and must choose between his duty and love A thoroughly enjoyable novelPros Pacing and dialogue are expertly done and move the storyline along wellWilson clearly did his homework and the background of 1950's Europe is based in sound factCatesby Bone Petra and Freddie among others are realistically drawn characters with struggles I could identify withCons Some typos in the book made reading a tad bit difficult in placesThere are a fair number of foreign language words and phrases without translation which make reading a bit tedious although at times when I had a computer handy and looked the words up it added to my knowledge base which is always nice Overall 45 stars or Outstanding Definitely recommend


  6. says:

    I started off this book with a lot of enthusiasm in the wake of The Envoy which I had just finished and adored And the start was promising with a reprise of the storyline of the previous novel as seen from the perspective of different protagonists some in common some new an interesting techniue which one can find in some of Len Deighton books the Bernard Samson seriesBut after a while the story looses tension and becomes rather convoluted and fragmented along different directions in space a long digression in Hungary at the time of the spring revolution of 1956 and in time other long digressions during WWII not really functional to the main storylineThe story is definitely overworked; you end up with so many traitors double agents triples double agents doubled back that you lose tracks of who's betraying who and you are left with too many loose endsAll in all it is a flat dull and somewhat confused book not an easy reading nor very enjoyable; I had reviewed The Envoy as a hidden gem there is here hidden than gembig disappointment pity


  7. says:

    Very interesting spy novelFor readers of Alan Furst The author takes readers through different times in Eastern Europe during WWII and the Cold War Very English very unsure who the good guys are and who are the bad Very literary also freuently uoting poetry and Shakespeare’s plays I liked it


  8. says:

    A complex espionage novel with many narrative threads and interwoven identities which was a struggle to follow at times However this is likely a reflection on a spy's job and lifestyle It also demonstrates how messed up you can become if you're a spy A good but not breathtaking read


  9. says:

    I think that it was only last year that I came upon Edward Wilson’s Catesby series Deliberately I am making my way through them slowly because I find them a complex morally ambiguous delight to be savoured


  10. says:

    The Darkling Spy like all of Edward Wilson’s novels is well written and absorbing read He combines fiction with fact in a genuinely clever way and his background research is exemplary It’s a first must read in the Catesby series


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