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The Spy Across the Water is going on a blog tour with Rachel's Random Resources. If you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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The Spy Across the Water by James Naughtie

Genre: Spy Thriller

Tour Dates: 14th - 20th March 2024

Publication Date:  14th March 2024

Publisher: Head of Zeus – Aries Fiction

Standalone Novel

Estimated Page Count - 432

Formats available: Epub and UK Paperbacks

Types of post available: Review Only

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From one of our most treasured BBC broadcasters, The Spy Across the Water is the third instalment in James Naughtie’s brilliant spy series, woven around three brothers bound together through espionage.

We live with our history, but it can kill us.

Faces from the past appear from nowhere at a family funeral, and Will Flemyng, spy-turned-ambassador, is drawn into twin mysteries that threaten everything he holds dear.

From Washington, he’s pitched back into the Troubles in Northern Ireland and an explosive secret hidden deep in the most dangerous but fulfilling friendship he has known.

And while he confronts shadowy adversaries in American streets, and looks for solace at home in the Scottish Highlands, he discovers that his government’s most precious Cold War agent is in mortal danger and needs his help to survive.

In an electric story of courage and betrayal, Flemyng learns the truth that his life has left him a man with many friends, but still alone.

About James Naughtie

James Naughtie is a special correspondent for BBC News, for which he has reported from around the world. He presented Today on BBC Radio 4 for 21 years. This his third novel, and his most recent book is an account of five decades of travel and work in the United States – On the Road: American Adventures from Nixon to Trump. He lives in Edinburgh and London.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

14th March

  1.  Just One More Chapter…Book Blog.

  2.  @teaandbooks90

15th March

  1.  WildWritingLife

  2.  Becca’s Book Reviews

16th March

  1.  PAJNewman


17th March

  1.  Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting


18th March

  1.  Ginger Book Geek

  2.  Portobello Book Blog

19th March

  1. Colin Garrow 


20th March

  1.  Bookmarks and Stages

  2.  Bookish Jottings

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