The Moroccan Girl

The Moroccan Girl

Charles Cumming / Jul 18, 2019

The Moroccan Girl THE MOROCCAN GIRL is a standalone thriller from Charles Cumming Kit Carradine is the successful author of several best selling novels When he is approached by MI and asked to carry out a simple task

  • Title: The Moroccan Girl
  • Author: Charles Cumming
  • ISBN: 1250129958
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Hardcover
  • THE MOROCCAN GIRL is a standalone thriller from Charles Cumming.Kit Carradine is the successful author of several best selling novels When he is approached by MI6 and asked to carry out a simple task on behalf of his country while attending a literary festival in Morocco, he jumps at the chance.But all is not as it seems Carradine soon finds himself on the trail of Lara THE MOROCCAN GIRL is a standalone thriller from Charles Cumming.Kit Carradine is the successful author of several best selling novels When he is approached by MI6 and asked to carry out a simple task on behalf of his country while attending a literary festival in Morocco, he jumps at the chance.But all is not as it seems Carradine soon finds himself on the trail of Lara Bartok, a leading figure in Resurrection, a violent revolutionary movement targeting prominent right wing political figures around the world Caught between competing intelligence services who want Bartok dead, Carradine faces a choice to abandon Bartok to her fate or to risk everything trying to save her Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 368 pages Expected publication February 12th 2019 by St Martin s Press More Details ISBN 1250129958 ISBN13 9781250129956 Other Editions 4 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Moroccan Girl, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book Most Anticipated Books of 2019 Not From a Series 254 books 233 voters Best Mystery Thriller 2019 135 books 74 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Nov 29, 2018 Holly B rated it liked it Shelves a bit bored with it, slow burner 2.5 STARSI decided to read this one because I love spy novels, but I had a hard time getting into this one The formatting seemed to be off centered and wasn t helping my reading experience Unfortunately, I was confused early on and had to keep re reading sections Kit is looking for a M16 agent He is an author of spy novels and has been recruited to spy on a woman, Lara, who is part of a resistance group Kit eventually had to choose whether he would abandon Lara or save her, while putting hi 2.5 STARSI decided to read this one because I love spy novels, but I had a hard time getting into this one The formatting seemed to be off centered and wasn t helping my reading experience Unfortunately, I was confused early on and had to keep re reading sections Kit is looking for a M16 agent He is an author of spy novels and has been recruited to spy on a woman, Lara, who is part of a resistance group Kit eventually had to choose whether he would abandon Lara or save her, while putting himself at riskThe characters and the plot were not compelling enough for me to ever become invested in the overall story The setting of Morocco was my favorite aspect of the novel The premise was interesting, but this one failed to grab me flag 78 likesLike see review View all 33 comments Liz I just started this and the formatting is horrible I know it s an ARC but this is crazy Debating whether to continue even reading this, especially g I just started this and the formatting is horrible I know it s an ARC but this is crazy Debating whether to continue even reading this, especially given your lackluster review Jan 30, 2019 06 37AM Holly B Liz wrote I just started this and the formatting is horrible I know it s an ARC but this is crazy Debating whether to continue even reading this, Liz wrote I just started this and the formatting is horrible I know it s an ARC but this is crazy Debating whether to continue even reading this, especially given your lackluster review Ugh it was a huge struggle to finish Liz Jan 30, 2019 07 05AM Jan 31, 2019 Jennifer TarHeelReader rated it really liked it Shelves 2019 reads, arcs, kindle version 4 stars to this spy thriller Kit Carradine is a famous author of best selling novels when he is approached by MI6 to complete a simple mission for his country as he attends a festival in Morocco Kit s mission doesn t end there, and he ends up trailing Lara Bartok, a member of the Resurrection, a violent group of revolutionists Kit finds himself at a crossroads where he can either save Lara or turn her over to the intelligence community The Moroccan Girl is an engaging spy thriller T 4 stars to this spy thriller Kit Carradine is a famous author of best selling novels when he is approached by MI6 to complete a simple mission for his country as he attends a festival in Morocco Kit s mission doesn t end there, and he ends up trailing Lara Bartok, a member of the Resurrection, a violent group of revolutionists Kit finds himself at a crossroads where he can either save Lara or turn her over to the intelligence community The Moroccan Girl is an engaging spy thriller The Moroccan setting and visiting Casablanca and Marrakech added so much interest Kit is a spy novelist turned spy thanks to helping his country, and what follows is an entertaining and engrossing adventure Overall, The Moroccan Girl felt like an action adventure movie with a touch of romance and the tension never lets go The ending is worth every bit of the wait I had fun reading this and could envision it as a blockbuster movie Thank you to the publisher for the complimentary copy All opinions are my own My reviews can also be found on my blog jennifertarheelreader flag 47 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Jennifer TarHeelReader Jenny Steamy Reads Blog wrote Glad you enjoyed hun xx Thank you, Jenny Jenny Steamy Reads Blog wrote Glad you enjoyed hun xx Thank you, Jenny Feb 01, 2019 05 33AM Tammy Nice review, Jennifer Morocco fascinates me I ve been seriously considering a trip Feb 01, 2019 05 59AM Jan 31, 2019 Liz rated it liked it Shelves netgalley A group called Resurrection is kidnapping and killing AltRight figures writers, tv announcers, politicians It s an interesting concept of taking the fight to those that promote hate that quickly gets out of hand Meanwhile, a spy novelist is becoming bored with his life and jumps at the chance to help a group he thinks is the British Secret Service He is tasked with passing some money and documents while at a literary festival in Marrakech Also, being on the lookout for a missing agent A group called Resurrection is kidnapping and killing AltRight figures writers, tv announcers, politicians It s an interesting concept of taking the fight to those that promote hate that quickly gets out of hand Meanwhile, a spy novelist is becoming bored with his life and jumps at the chance to help a group he thinks is the British Secret Service He is tasked with passing some money and documents while at a literary festival in Marrakech Also, being on the lookout for a missing agent My initial impression was that the writer, Carradine, was way too gullible to be believable, especially given that his father was actually in the service Would an author that writes spy novels really even agree to the mission Later he acknowledges he s being manipulated, but I still had trouble with the initial premise of the book Putting that aside, Cumming does a good job of keeping the reader off base Who is to be trusted Who s on the side of the angels Are there any angels Unfortunately, the big reveal was a big bust and something I had sussed out well in advance The last book I read was all character development and hardly any forward story momentum This book is the exact opposite I didn t feel I knew Kit any better at the end of the story than at the beginning But the book moves at a fast clip with lots of forward momentum So, this is a solid three star It s fun, it s not at all deep Think of it as a palate cleanser from a lot of the heavy psychological thrillers out there right now My thanks to netgalley and St Martin s Press for an advance copy of the book flag 40 likesLike see review Dec 29, 2018 Andrea rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley, fiction foreign locale, around the world 2018 In the weeks leading up to his appearance at a writers festival in Marrakech, spy novelist Kit Carradine is approached by a Secret Service agent and is persuaded to serve his country It seems straightforward enough he is to deliver some cash and a copy of one of his own novels to agents in Casablanca, then travel on to Marrakech for the festival where he is to look for, make contact with, and deliver a new passport to a Hungarian woman who has gone into hiding Why The woman is one of the f In the weeks leading up to his appearance at a writers festival in Marrakech, spy novelist Kit Carradine is approached by a Secret Service agent and is persuaded to serve his country It seems straightforward enough he is to deliver some cash and a copy of one of his own novels to agents in Casablanca, then travel on to Marrakech for the festival where he is to look for, make contact with, and deliver a new passport to a Hungarian woman who has gone into hiding Why The woman is one of the founding members of Resurrection, a formerly revolutionary but latterly terrorist group, causing chaos in the western world Since leaving the group she has been on the run, and is believed to be keen on returning to Britain Kit has a number of reasons for accepting the proposal, not least of which is his own vanity Part of the reason his novels have been bestsellers is their perceived authenticity But he s never before had the opportunity to experience life on the other side, so he goes for it.As early as on the flight to Casablanca, Kit is already feeling uneasy about what he has taken on He is constantly looking over his shoulder and second guessing the motives of everyone he comes into contact with He s not sure who he can trust But his instincts are good and he completes the first part of his mission without incident And then he makes an error and is fired from his role He is due to travel on to Marrakech, and he still has the passport, so he decides to try to find the Hungarian woman after all I really enjoyed this smart spy thriller Kit is not a physical character apart from some boxing training that proves useful at one point and he doesn t have any gadgetry he s just an intelligent, straight up guy with a good amount of common sense The storyline is extremely contemporary, but the Morroccan setting seemed to give it a certain oldstyle sensibility that felt really comfortable as a backdrop for a character like Kit Although this is being marketed as a standalone book by Charles Cumming, it could easily become the first instalment of a series that I d be than happy to keep reading With thanks to St Martin s Press and NetGalley for a copy to read and review. flag 17 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Jan 23, 2019 marilyn rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley 2019, netgalley Kit Carradine is a 36 year old novelist of spy novels, who s going to be speaking at a seminar in Morocco An M16 officer asks him to deliver something to an agent there and Kit agrees to do so Soon though, he realizes that he s involved in something very big, very dangerous, and he s excited about that fact than dismayed Kit doesn t turn into James Bond thoughthis is an ordinary man, trying to figure out how to do a job, when his only experience is writing spy novels At times we get Kit Carradine is a 36 year old novelist of spy novels, who s going to be speaking at a seminar in Morocco An M16 officer asks him to deliver something to an agent there and Kit agrees to do so Soon though, he realizes that he s involved in something very big, very dangerous, and he s excited about that fact than dismayed Kit doesn t turn into James Bond thoughthis is an ordinary man, trying to figure out how to do a job, when his only experience is writing spy novels At times we get to see how the real thing is different than writing about that thing For the most part, I enjoyed this book and liked the character of Kit He is faced with trying to figure out who to trust, what to trust, and just how invested he wants to be in accomplishing his mission, which expands once he s in Morocco This book is much less an action book than being in Kit s head as he tries to think through this dangerous situation What I didn t like about the book was it s political heavy handedness There is the impression that if only the right didn t do and say what they did and said, that the left wouldn t be doing what they are doing, which starts out as non violent actions but eventually leads to mass murder A lighter touch with the politics would have made this book better, in my opinion Thank you to St Martin s Press and NetGalley for his ARC flag 16 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jan 09, 2019 Kathi Defranc rated it it was amazing An absolutely wonderful spy thriller that takes you through Casablanca,Morocco and Marrakech as a spy novelist is thrust into the part of a lifetime Imagine you are a lover of thrillers and spy books, wouldn t you like to help your country if tapped by the CIA or Secret Service This is exactly what happens to a spy novelist, whose father did work for his country, so of course he grasped at the chance and agreed The story that follows is exciting, with intelligent people and service member An absolutely wonderful spy thriller that takes you through Casablanca,Morocco and Marrakech as a spy novelist is thrust into the part of a lifetime Imagine you are a lover of thrillers and spy books, wouldn t you like to help your country if tapped by the CIA or Secret Service This is exactly what happens to a spy novelist, whose father did work for his country, so of course he grasped at the chance and agreed The story that follows is exciting, with intelligent people and service members from different countries involved in amazing plots through some gorgeous landscapes I really loved this book and am looking to read others from this author Highly recommend to all action adventure readers I received an ARC from St.Martin s Press who I thank for an awesome adventure and put my thoughts in this review for all my thriller lovers looking for a great night of entertainment flag 13 likesLike see review Nov 27, 2018 Ankit Garg rated it really liked it Shelves arc I love reading fiction and non fiction books revolving around the world of espionage The Moroccan Girl by Charles Cumming is one spy novel you wouldn t want to miss if your preferences are same as mine.With an intriguing plot involving the intelligence agencies of the superpowers of the world, the novel delivers that sense of excitement one seeks when reading such stories And even though it is being presented as a standalone novel, the way it is concluded begs to differ Pretty sure a sequel I love reading fiction and non fiction books revolving around the world of espionage The Moroccan Girl by Charles Cumming is one spy novel you wouldn t want to miss if your preferences are same as mine.With an intriguing plot involving the intelligence agencies of the superpowers of the world, the novel delivers that sense of excitement one seeks when reading such stories And even though it is being presented as a standalone novel, the way it is concluded begs to differ Pretty sure a sequel is in the works.I d like to note two things though Firstly, the title is disappointing Even though the girl referred to in the title is a major part of the plot, the story does not revolve around her as much as it does around our protagonist which is expected So something depicting that must have been appropriate This thought led me to Google, where I discovered that this is the US title The book is already out in the UK and possibly a few other countries with the title The Man Between Then it hit me This title somehow appeals to the readers of the West, hence the well thought marketing move to adapt it.Secondly, the storyline consists of events ranging from highly predictable to highly unpredictable It may be just me, a consequence of reading too much detective fiction I saw that coming , I had said times than I can remember Whenever that happened, I was split between feeling elated with a sense of accomplishment, or sad for having picked up a story that was failing to amaze On the contrary, there were a few events that completely took me by surprise Overall, the author maintained a healthy balance, the result being a fast paced story I loved to read.Thanks to the author and the publisher for the ARC.Verdict Highly recommended flag 12 likesLike see review Misty Well done Sounds like one I need to read Jan 21, 2019 10 04AM Ankit Garg Misty wrote Well done Sounds like one I need to read You should definitely pick it up Jan 28, 2019 09 46AM Dec 08, 2018 Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves contemporary, drama, european literature, murder mystery, mystery, netgalley 2018, psychological, realism, thriller Thank you to St Martin Press and Netgalley for the chance to read and review this book This is a slow and steady storyline, if you like nostalgic plot lines that are reminiscent of old school espionage greats this is a book for you.As I was reading I kept forgetting this was set in the present day, I kept imagining the seventies and eighties when the Cold War was in full swing and we had spies with code names like the jackal Then I would be brought back to the present and realize that the pl Thank you to St Martin Press and Netgalley for the chance to read and review this book This is a slow and steady storyline, if you like nostalgic plot lines that are reminiscent of old school espionage greats this is a book for you.As I was reading I kept forgetting this was set in the present day, I kept imagining the seventies and eighties when the Cold War was in full swing and we had spies with code names like the jackal Then I would be brought back to the present and realize that the plot was taking place today There are clever allusions to present administrations and suspected affiliations that could be compromising Very clever and at times cringeworthy as they are disturbingly possible Another plus, is the fact that the majority of the events take place in a North African location, the links to the French influences and history, the Arabic sentiments and the general exotic and romantic hints to Casablanca make the story satisfying you get a direct link to Bogart and Bergman Kit Carradine and Lara Bartok are quite obviously meant to represent these two individuals who are in love but cannot be together as life has dealt them a bad hand The story is believable and is a definite slow burn If you looking for fights scenes and Bourne type events move on this is a thinking man s espionage thriller You never know who is actually working for who and therefore can never trust anyone to be what they say they are The Russian, British and American services are all represented in stereotypical fashion which adds to the nostalgia, it is a book you must read fully and take account of every nuance because it all ties together in the end The twists and turns are placed just when you think it is going too slow and then you get a curve ball, clever writing and sequencing.I would say that if Spy Thrillers are your genre this is a book for you, it is a steady and methodical story and I enjoyed it flag 11 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Nov 26, 2018 Michael Berquist rated it it was amazing Shelves first reads I received a copy of The Moroccan Girl from in exchange for an honest review It is rare for me to rave about a thriller Often I think that they are cookie cutter and lack originality However, this novel is a unique and special read The Moroccan Girl surprised me in every way This is a great vacation read full of exotic locales, intelligent characters, and plenty of shocking twists Kit Carradine is a winning protagonist who you can t help but root for and Lara Bartok is an aweso I received a copy of The Moroccan Girl from in exchange for an honest review It is rare for me to rave about a thriller Often I think that they are cookie cutter and lack originality However, this novel is a unique and special read The Moroccan Girl surprised me in every way This is a great vacation read full of exotic locales, intelligent characters, and plenty of shocking twists Kit Carradine is a winning protagonist who you can t help but root for and Lara Bartok is an awesome heroine who is equally captivating to Lisbeth Salander The book is perfectly timed to mirror the international intrigue of our current political climate No character is one dimensional and it is always unclear in a good way to the reader, which side the characters are on I loved this book and can t wait to read Cumming s other thrillers I will definitely be pre ordering this book in advance for my friends and family flag 8 likesLike see review View 1 comment Feb 02, 2019 Donna Hines rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves arc, netgalley The Heat Is On as things can get out of control rather quickly so buckle up The Moroccan Girl is about the Resurrection and how they attempt to take out many Right Wing Activists.While at the other end our spy Kit M 16 is getting bored and hooks up with what he believes is the British Secret Service His job is to spy on Lara whose part of this Resurrection movement Kit Carradine, the writer, was too good to be true Figuring in the equation that his father already has ties to the service.I The Heat Is On as things can get out of control rather quickly so buckle up The Moroccan Girl is about the Resurrection and how they attempt to take out many Right Wing Activists.While at the other end our spy Kit M 16 is getting bored and hooks up with what he believes is the British Secret Service His job is to spy on Lara whose part of this Resurrection movement Kit Carradine, the writer, was too good to be true Figuring in the equation that his father already has ties to the service.I suppose the question is who can you trust these days Would a spy writing author be wrapped up into this crazy mission Well it turns out that this book is fast paced with some beautiful women in the mix and the combo could be deadly.For those who love to travel it s based in Morocco with many scenes in Casablanca and Marrakech which will ultimately spice things up.Thank you to Charles, the publisher, NetGalley, and Aldiko for this ARC in exchange for this honest review flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 16, 2018 Howard rated it it was amazing Take a trip through the looking glass into the Moroccan Girl, Charles Cumming swonderful tale of a writer drawn into the world of espionage and mirrors from London to Casablanca, Marrakesh and beyond With a plot drawn from the headlines, and the usual suspects of CIA, MI6, SVR agents and double agents, Cummings keeps us rapt and constantly guessing who the good guys and bad guys are It s a wonderful read flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 12, 2019 Darren rated it it was amazing I got this as a e book from Net Galley I enjoyed reading it It had a good story to it It is my first book read by this author I hope to read books by this author flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 04, 2019 Joyce rated it really liked it Because this was a pre publication e Galley, it was not yet refined There were spacing and punctuation errors that, at times, made for very difficult reading The novel itself, however, was excellent A British spy novelist is recruited to go to Morocco for a writers workshop and while there to attempt to locate a Hungarian woman and pass some material to her He is of the belief that he is doing this for the British The story evolves into a series of twists and turns that would make anyone p Because this was a pre publication e Galley, it was not yet refined There were spacing and punctuation errors that, at times, made for very difficult reading The novel itself, however, was excellent A British spy novelist is recruited to go to Morocco for a writers workshop and while there to attempt to locate a Hungarian woman and pass some material to her He is of the belief that he is doing this for the British The story evolves into a series of twists and turns that would make anyone paranoid coupled with his involvement with the woman and her history All in all great reading for those who like this genre Thanks to Net Galley and St Martin s Press for the e Galley for an honest review flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 01, 2018 LovelyReaderGirl rated it it was ok Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an ARC of this book for my honest review At first I had a difficult time following the format of this book but soon got into the rhythm of it This story was too political for me I should have known that from the description, but I thought there would be excitement and the spy aspect would balance it out, but it just didn t The story seemed to drag and I just didn t feel invested in the characters or the plot I think the lack of the spy element Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an ARC of this book for my honest review At first I had a difficult time following the format of this book but soon got into the rhythm of it This story was too political for me I should have known that from the description, but I thought there would be excitement and the spy aspect would balance it out, but it just didn t The story seemed to drag and I just didn t feel invested in the characters or the plot I think the lack of the spy element may have come from the fact that the main character wasn t technically a spy He was a likeable character, but I was hoping for James Bond type excitement Overall I enjoyed the descriptions of Morocco the most They setting was vivid and enjoyable flag 2 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 16, 2018 Andy rated it really liked it Shelves arc, kindle I enjoyed this spy novel from Charles Cumming a new author to me.There was less action in this book than a typical spy novel as the main character in the book is of an accidental spy rather than a professional James Bond type spy As the story is told through the eyes of an author who stumbles into the world of spying, the story doesn t have as much technical depth to it as you would expect from an actual spy viewpoint.There are several twists in the book to keep you entertained and gue I enjoyed this spy novel from Charles Cumming a new author to me.There was less action in this book than a typical spy novel as the main character in the book is of an accidental spy rather than a professional James Bond type spy As the story is told through the eyes of an author who stumbles into the world of spying, the story doesn t have as much technical depth to it as you would expect from an actual spy viewpoint.There are several twists in the book to keep you entertained and guessing over who is really working for which side in the constant fight between the allies and the russians There are a lot of mentions of current events, technology, music stars etc which makes me wonder just how well the book will last the test of time.Without giving anything away, the last couple of pages are also open ended enough to leave us with a chance that there may well be some books in this series which I am looking forward to reading.Thanks to Netgalley and St Martin s Press for the opportunity to read and review this ARC version of the book that is out in February 2019 flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 09, 2019 Susan rated it it was amazing Received this Advance Reader Copy from St Martin s Press It s a classic spy slow burn thriller and a very welcomed addition to Cumming s body of work Here s hoping the author has planned additional novels featuring Kit Carradine flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 16, 2019 Nan Williams rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves no , quit The storyline in this alleged spy novel is so ridiculous that I kept thinking it was going to turn into a spoof The setting and the ridiculousness of it was perfect for a spoof, but what a surprise that it was supposed to be a serious spy novel I see that it was first published about 9 months earlier under the name, The Man Between It needed than a new title.This was my first book by Charles Cumming I don t plan to look for others.I received this ARC from NetGalley and the publisher The storyline in this alleged spy novel is so ridiculous that I kept thinking it was going to turn into a spoof The setting and the ridiculousness of it was perfect for a spoof, but what a surprise that it was supposed to be a serious spy novel I see that it was first published about 9 months earlier under the name, The Man Between It needed than a new title.This was my first book by Charles Cumming I don t plan to look for others.I received this ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 12, 2018 Bonnye Reed is currently reading it Netgalleypub date Feb 12, 2019St Martin s Press flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 05, 2018 Renee rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley I don t read many spy novels, but the book description intrigued me and The Moroccan Girl sounded like an enjoyable read It is an interesting premise, that revolves around Kit, who writes spy novels being recruited to be an actual spy I loved the exotic locales and to be perfectly honest found myself daydreaming about what it would be like to be an international spy so the author touched something in me I didn t even know existed.If this is what most spy stories are like, I should read them m I don t read many spy novels, but the book description intrigued me and The Moroccan Girl sounded like an enjoyable read It is an interesting premise, that revolves around Kit, who writes spy novels being recruited to be an actual spy I loved the exotic locales and to be perfectly honest found myself daydreaming about what it would be like to be an international spy so the author touched something in me I didn t even know existed.If this is what most spy stories are like, I should read them often, since all the political intrigue, double agents, and double crosses kept me trying to figure out who was telling the truth and who was a liar What seems like an easy mission to Kit, handing Lara Bartok a package if he happens to see her is anything but simple and straightforward and a journey full of twists and turns begins No spoilers here, but I was drawn into this story in a good way, and though I haven t seen anything that suggested there will be a sequel, I did think that the ending made that a possibility I believe I will indulge my inner spy and read by Charles Cumming.I received a DRC from St Martin s Press through NetGalley flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 12, 2019 Alexia Cambaling rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves mystery, thriller I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Many thanks to NetGalley and St Martin s Press The Moroccan Girl was a fun, action packed mystery thriller which had a lot of twists and surprises in store It s about Kit Carradine, an author who s written several best selling novels about spies who gets roped into a job for the MI6 to locate Lara Bartok, a former member and leading figure of the far left insurrection group called Resurrection, as well as the I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Many thanks to NetGalley and St Martin s Press The Moroccan Girl was a fun, action packed mystery thriller which had a lot of twists and surprises in store It s about Kit Carradine, an author who s written several best selling novels about spies who gets roped into a job for the MI6 to locate Lara Bartok, a former member and leading figure of the far left insurrection group called Resurrection, as well as the ex girlfriend of its late leader Along the way, we discover what s really going on and not everything is as it appears to be on the surface.The twists and revelations really got me glued to my screen and keep reading I wondered about what else was going to happen and what previously know facts were going to be turned on its head.Kit Carradine is the image of the noble but naive protagonist who, wanting to serve Queen and country, is entangled in a plot sinister than what he could have imagined in his books He s genuine in his desire to help and often gets frustrated when it doesn t quite pan out.Meanwhile, Lara is a woman trying to run from her past She joined Resurrection an idealist, believing in Ivan Simakov and his principle of effective non violent resistance When that changed, she ran and became a wanted woman I admire Lara for her intelligence, for her sharp wit, and the fact that she clearly knows what she s doing She s a fascinating character and I loved how she had a lot of agency in the story.I enjoyed the Moroccan setting and I could almost imagine Casablanca while I was reading the descriptions I also like how as the setting changes, the plot also takes a different turn.As I mentioned, the plot is fast paced After Lara is found, the revelations started coming and wouldn t stop The endgame where we learn what s really happening came as a surprise and was really jaw dropping.A note on the politics I appreciated how the book doesn t state that either of the left or the right are correct Nor does it claim that both sides are the same It doesn t take sides and in the end, what it criticizes is foreign intervention or at least, that s how I see it.The writing is clear and unadorned, suited for a spy thriller It s also told in chapters told from Carradine s point of view with some classified documents featuring Lara s statement It s pretty good and I enjoyed reading each chapter.Overall, I can recommend The Moroccan Girl if you like thrillers and spy novels.This review is also on The Bookworm Daydreamer flag Like see review Jan 10, 2019 Richard rated it really liked it From time to time I enter drawings for book giveaways, so when the package came in the mail with an Advance Reader Copy of The Moroccan Girl and a note from St Martin s Press congratulating me on winning this advance copy, I wasn t sure which drawing brought me this gift But I am grateful to the publisher for making this novel available to me As I read the book, I was surprised at what felt like a low key espionage story and yet was still a compelling account To me, the worth of a book is From time to time I enter drawings for book giveaways, so when the package came in the mail with an Advance Reader Copy of The Moroccan Girl and a note from St Martin s Press congratulating me on winning this advance copy, I wasn t sure which drawing brought me this gift But I am grateful to the publisher for making this novel available to me As I read the book, I was surprised at what felt like a low key espionage story and yet was still a compelling account To me, the worth of a book is based primarily on it s story telling If the story draws me in and keeps me reading, then I feel the author has connected with me When I finished Charles Cumming s book, I reflected on the experience, trying to discern what it was that held me and drew me along the adventure of the novel s protagonist Kit Carradine There was little of what I would normally expect in a spy story, cloak and dagger adventures, or a world of intrigue The hero is a novelist who writes those kinds of books When he is offered the chance to be a part of a mission that would draw him into the world of espionage, he responds positively because it is his opportunity to experience something he has written about solely on the basis of his imagination What he discovers is colored by his pre conceived notions and his desire for adventure It seemed to me that he was always assessing situations by his spy writer s mentality, only to discover that the reality was not what he expected at all And that is what drew me to him Kit Carradine is an everyman character who stands in for every reader who has ever wondered what it would be like to have a life like the ones he has read about in books Cumming has a way with this fish out of water character, though I did think the scene where Kit outfights a professional spy was a bit unrealistic Cumming writes descriptive narrative well the locations are drawn in such a way that I could visualize where we were at any given moment and has created a story that is fun to read and even has a neat twist at the end flag Like see review Jan 07, 2019 Stephen rated it really liked it Shelves giveaways A thriller about a British spy novelist written by a British author of spy thrillers.Talk about verisimilitude Christopher Kit Carradine is the writer of several successful spy novels He lives in London.One day he s approached by MI6 and asked to do a favor for his country.The Service knows that Kit is leaving for Marrakesh in a few days for a literary festival They would like him to courier a couple of items for them, some money for a contact in Casablanca and a sealed packet for woman who A thriller about a British spy novelist written by a British author of spy thrillers.Talk about verisimilitude Christopher Kit Carradine is the writer of several successful spy novels He lives in London.One day he s approached by MI6 and asked to do a favor for his country.The Service knows that Kit is leaving for Marrakesh in a few days for a literary festival They would like him to courier a couple of items for them, some money for a contact in Casablanca and a sealed packet for woman who s supposed to be at the festival in Marrakesh.He is told that the woman s name is Maria Rodriguez.Kit, being a patriot, jumps at the opportunity It will also help in his writing He s become somewhat bored with his life and looking for adventure.He s about to get one One the train to the airport he learns that Maria is really Lara Bartok.Bartok was a founding member of Resurrection, an initially non violent activist group whose mission is to target and humiliate alt Right figures worldwide.When the group turned towards violence Lara got out Now, she s been living off the grid.She is being sought by rival intelligence agencies in the U.S Russia and, possibly, Britain.An honest and honorable man, Kit soon finds himself caught in the middle In world of treachery, crisis, and nothing is as it seems for which he is ill prepared.That s the set up for this electrifying, rapid moving thriller fraught with danger and many close calls I really liked the constant possibility of ANYONE could be a bad guy Completely gratifying Recommend This was an ARC giveaway in exchange for an honest review flag Like see review Jan 13, 2019 Denise rated it it was amazing Book Review The Moroccan Girl by Charles CummingAlthough this is not my typical genre of interest, I thoroughly enjoyed this story and recommend it.A story of espionage, conspiracy, trust and political upheaval which lends itself too a gripping Political Thriller novel of who s who in the fight in taking down The Resurrection and those determined to intensify its standing and powerful hold on the world You find yourself thinking you re in a nostalgic, throw back novel of earlier days when i Book Review The Moroccan Girl by Charles CummingAlthough this is not my typical genre of interest, I thoroughly enjoyed this story and recommend it.A story of espionage, conspiracy, trust and political upheaval which lends itself too a gripping Political Thriller novel of who s who in the fight in taking down The Resurrection and those determined to intensify its standing and powerful hold on the world You find yourself thinking you re in a nostalgic, throw back novel of earlier days when in fact you are actually in a time frame of modern day spies throughout North Africa, England and Russia with a mix of British, American and Russian services and intelligence The story begins with spy novelist, C.K Carradine Kit as he s preparing for a writer s festival in Marrakesh, but certain individuals have other plans for him by convincing him to serve his country under the shroud of secrecy to a notable degree, he enters into a country full of the unknown.This story has nostalgic undertones of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the classic film Casablanca which adds to its interest and intrigue.Charles Cumming has written an intense but easy moving story that I believe will be intriguing and entertaining for both the male and female audience This story does not disappoint with its strong written characters and the intricate description of scenery that brings the reader directly to its purpose, an engaging and believable read.Thank you StMartinsPress for this ARC book format for not only allowing me the pleasure of reading, but enjoying and reviewing as well Novels N Latte Book BlogNovels Latte Book Club flag Like see review Nov 25, 2018 Lou Jacobs rated it really liked it Successful British spy novelist Kit Carradine is presented with an opportunity of a lifetime A chance to join the lofty ranks of writers who also served as spies the likes of Graham Greene, Frederick Forsyth and Ian Fleming On the streets of London, Kit is approached by Robert Mantis who claims to be a fan of his books Quickly Kit is lurred into the prospect of helping Queen and country He is attending a literary festival in Morocco and is scheduled to participate in a panel and asked Successful British spy novelist Kit Carradine is presented with an opportunity of a lifetime A chance to join the lofty ranks of writers who also served as spies the likes of Graham Greene, Frederick Forsyth and Ian Fleming On the streets of London, Kit is approached by Robert Mantis who claims to be a fan of his books Quickly Kit is lurred into the prospect of helping Queen and country He is attending a literary festival in Morocco and is scheduled to participate in a panel and asked to perform a couple of easy tasks merely pass off some cash to one of Mantis s associates and keep an eye out for a young woman named Lara Bartok Mantis suggests if he finds her to pass off a package the contents and necessity are not important for him to know Unbeknownst to Kit, this beautiful woman has had an intimate link to the revolutionary group, Resurrection the ideological group that has devolved and been hijacked by forces of violence, responsible for kidnapping and killing right wing targets Cumming provides a complex and convoluted narrative that implicates the warring intelligence operations of Britain, America and Russia Our twisted journey takes us through the perilous and exotic streets of Marrakesh while Carradine tries to understand who he is actually working for and fears that he is out of his depth during multiple confrontations with real spies Kit by chance crosses paths with the beautiful and alluring Lara Bartok and the intrigue begins Thanks to Netgalley and St Martin s Press for providing an Uncorrected Proof of this engaging novel in exchange for an honest review flag Like see review Nov 17, 2018 Schuyler Wallace rated it really liked it Charles Cumming, author of The Moroccan Girl, has selected an exotic name for a rather well known theme But he redeems himself with the actual story that, although not particularly innovative, is well written, containing twists and turns that keep the reader engrossed.Famous author Kit Carradine is drafted by an M16 officer to track down a beautiful woman hiding out in exotic Marrakesh Carradine, although not an official spy, has delusions of being one and approaches the job with a combinati Charles Cumming, author of The Moroccan Girl, has selected an exotic name for a rather well known theme But he redeems himself with the actual story that, although not particularly innovative, is well written, containing twists and turns that keep the reader engrossed.Famous author Kit Carradine is drafted by an M16 officer to track down a beautiful woman hiding out in exotic Marrakesh Carradine, although not an official spy, has delusions of being one and approaches the job with a combination of dash and timidity that makes him appealing to readers Not familiar with the seamier side of espionage, the protagonist soon finds himself pitted against a violent terrorism group that quickly shows him that all is not alluring about the job he has accepted He must adapt to the seamier aspects of his new existence to survive In fact, after finding the woman, he discovers that betrayal, violence, and fear are far prevalent than any romantic notions he might have had.Cumming is a great writer who can encase side issues into his main story that add tension and thrills The usual choice becomes clear to the hero abandon the woman or risk his own life to save himself I became a fan of the author as I found myself becoming avidly absorbed by both his knowledge of the game and ability to explain it I encourage you to become familiar with Charles Cumming, himself an ex M16 agent, and his widely accepted espionage book themes flag Like see review Jan 24, 2019 Shannon Wise rated it it was amazing Shelves middle east, mystery and crime, spies, won, read in 2019 C.K Kit Carradine is a British thriller spy novel writer He is approached by an agent of the British Secret Service with what seems to be a simple mission deliver an envelope to a woman at a literary festival the author is attending in Morocco He gets to Morocco and finds the girl and delivers the envelope That is where the story begins This book is my introduction to Charles Cumming and it won t be my last I loved this book Carradine is a great character He decides to do this favor C.K Kit Carradine is a British thriller spy novel writer He is approached by an agent of the British Secret Service with what seems to be a simple mission deliver an envelope to a woman at a literary festival the author is attending in Morocco He gets to Morocco and finds the girl and delivers the envelope That is where the story begins This book is my introduction to Charles Cumming and it won t be my last I loved this book Carradine is a great character He decides to do this favor for the service because his father was a spy, he finds writing spy novels solitary and boring, and he thinks though this isn t explicitly stated doing this mission will be like what his spies do in his novels Kit quickly finds out that he isn t really a spy, makes some amateur mistakes, and gets embroiled in true spy game Charles Cumming writes a great story The book was believable and entertaining Most of the characters are fully drawn and he has a knack for description I found the characters entertaining and authentic The plot was tightly wound and convincing The plot twists were authentic and did not feel like a trap or a trick They felt like good story telling I hope this is not Kit s last appearance If you enjoy spy novels, I high recommend this one It s wildly entertaining and well written I won this book and received no other compensation in exchange for my review The opinions expressed herein are mine and mine alone flag Like see review Jan 31, 2019 Donna172 rated it liked it Shelves arc s and giveaways Kit Carradine is a novelist of spy novels, who get invited to speak at a seminar in Morocco Before he leaves, an M16 officer asks him to make a delivery to a woman who is in hiding and her exact location is unknown Kit soon realizes that something isn t right and that he s gotten himself involved in something that he wasn t prepared for Nevertheless, he is excited about it His career as a spy novelist enables him to use his knowledge to help him make some difficult decisions, but he finds o Kit Carradine is a novelist of spy novels, who get invited to speak at a seminar in Morocco Before he leaves, an M16 officer asks him to make a delivery to a woman who is in hiding and her exact location is unknown Kit soon realizes that something isn t right and that he s gotten himself involved in something that he wasn t prepared for Nevertheless, he is excited about it His career as a spy novelist enables him to use his knowledge to help him make some difficult decisions, but he finds out that there is to real life espionage than he knows The ending offered a nice little twist that I love in a thriller The title of this book was misleading because the book was about the author, Kit Carradine, than it was about the girl that he was pursuing I didn t find that the character of the lead female character was very well developed and couldn t understand why Kit fell in love with her This book was definitely about the plot than character development The plot starts out slowly but the action picks up towards the last quarter of the book It is at this point that I found it much easier to follow The plot was intense but I feel that I missed a lot and that would have a much better understanding on a second reading of the book Thank you to Netgalley and St Martin s Press for the ARC flag Like see review Jan 12, 2019 Patricia Revzin rated it really liked it This is the first book I ve read by this prolific author An espionage thriller, the story has lots of political intrigue involving Kit Carradine, himself an author of spy novels, being asked by M16 to act as courier to deliver a copy of his book and cash to other agents in Casablanca While he is certainly no James Bond, he is intelligent and wants to help his country Eager to experience being a spy like the ones he writes about in his books, Carradine goes on a journey that will take him to C This is the first book I ve read by this prolific author An espionage thriller, the story has lots of political intrigue involving Kit Carradine, himself an author of spy novels, being asked by M16 to act as courier to deliver a copy of his book and cash to other agents in Casablanca While he is certainly no James Bond, he is intelligent and wants to help his country Eager to experience being a spy like the ones he writes about in his books, Carradine goes on a journey that will take him to Casablanca and then to a literary festival in Marrakech where he is to hand over a passport to Lara Bartok so she can return to Great Britain.It so happens that Lara is a co founder of Resurrection, originally a non violent resistance group against the elite but now a terrorist group Carradine is conflicted over whether to help Lara The plot has lots of political intrigue and double agents so Carradine as well as the reader wonders whom to trust The descriptions of the different locales Casablanca, Morroco, and Marrakesh are well written.Fans of spy thrillers and Casablanca will enjoy this slowly unfolding plot with its unexpected and shocking twists.I received an advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review flag Like see review Nov 22, 2018 Jud Hanson rated it liked it Kit Carradine is a successful novel in the espionage genre, having several bestsellers on his resume None of that, however, has prepared him for what fate has in store when he is approached by a real life spy agency, Britain s ultra secretive MI 6 They offer him an opportunity to perform a mission for them locate a woman with ties to Resurrection They believe she will be in attendance at a Literary Festival in Morocco and are willing pay for Carradine s trip However, after he finds her and Kit Carradine is a successful novel in the espionage genre, having several bestsellers on his resume None of that, however, has prepared him for what fate has in store when he is approached by a real life spy agency, Britain s ultra secretive MI 6 They offer him an opportunity to perform a mission for them locate a woman with ties to Resurrection They believe she will be in attendance at a Literary Festival in Morocco and are willing pay for Carradine s trip However, after he finds her and starts to learn the truth, the shine of being a spy wears off Carradine is forced to flee from multiple agencies and doesn t know if he ll live to write again.The Moroccan Girl by Charles Cummings is an entertaining novel drawing heavily from spy thrillers of the past Morocco is the perfect setting for the characters Cummings has created a spy thriller writer and a beautiful woman with ties to terrorism Cummings himself is a former spy and has a wealth of experience from which to craft the perfect story I was unfamiliar with Cummings until I requested this novel and have few regrets about reading it Although Cummings still falls a little short of matching LeCarre or Ludlum, he is still an author worth reading I would give this book 3 5 stars A copy of this ebook is the only consideration received in exchange for this review flag Like see review Dec 03, 2018 R J Mckay rated it really liked it I received a copy of this book from in exchange for a review.From the first page, the reader is thrust into the action The main character, Kit Carradine is of an anti hero He isn t a spy, although he writes thrillers And some of the knowledge he has learned along the way will come in handy when he is approached to undertake a small task for his government while traveling to research his upcoming book He agrees without hesitation After all there are plenty of authors who have I received a copy of this book from in exchange for a review.From the first page, the reader is thrust into the action The main character, Kit Carradine is of an anti hero He isn t a spy, although he writes thrillers And some of the knowledge he has learned along the way will come in handy when he is approached to undertake a small task for his government while traveling to research his upcoming book He agrees without hesitation After all there are plenty of authors who have had the distinction of being a spy for their country Besides, spying is in his blood His Father was a spy as well But as Kit undertakes his mission, the line between who is a good guy and who is a bad guy starts to blur As he sets off to find out the truth, he finds himself caught up in a revolutionary movement and spy counter spy agenda When he realizes the woman he is seeking has a target on her back, he decides to take matters into his own hands A thrilling ride, a questionable mission, and divided loyalties will keep your head spinning.I look forward to stories featuring Kit Carradine flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one 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        Charles Cumming is British writer of spy fiction His international bestselling thrillers including A Spy By Nature, The Spanish Game, Typhoon and The Trinity Six A former British Secret Service recruit, he is a contributing editor of The Week magazine and lives in Londontp charlescumming


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    1. 2.5 STARSI decided to read this one because I love spy novels, but I had a hard time getting into this one The formatting seemed to be off centered and wasn t helping my reading experience Unfortunately, I was confused early on and had to keep re reading sections Kit is looking for a M16 agent He is an author of spy novels and has been recruited to spy on a woman, Lara, who is part of a resistance group Kit eventually had to choose whether he would abandon Lara or save her, while putting hi 2.5 [...]


    2. 4 stars to this spy thriller Kit Carradine is a famous author of best selling novels when he is approached by MI6 to complete a simple mission for his country as he attends a festival in Morocco Kit s mission doesn t end there, and he ends up trailing Lara Bartok, a member of the Resurrection, a violent group of revolutionists Kit finds himself at a crossroads where he can either save Lara or turn her over to the intelligence community The Moroccan Girl is an engaging spy thriller T 4 stars to t [...]


    3. A group called Resurrection is kidnapping and killing AltRight figures writers, tv announcers, politicians It s an interesting concept of taking the fight to those that promote hate that quickly gets out of hand Meanwhile, a spy novelist is becoming bored with his life and jumps at the chance to help a group he thinks is the British Secret Service He is tasked with passing some money and documents while at a literary festival in Marrakech Also, being on the lookout for a missing agent A group ca [...]


    4. In the weeks leading up to his appearance at a writers festival in Marrakech, spy novelist Kit Carradine is approached by a Secret Service agent and is persuaded to serve his country It seems straightforward enough he is to deliver some cash and a copy of one of his own novels to agents in Casablanca, then travel on to Marrakech for the festival where he is to look for, make contact with, and deliver a new passport to a Hungarian woman who has gone into hiding Why The woman is one of the f In th [...]


    5. Kit Carradine is a 36 year old novelist of spy novels, who s going to be speaking at a seminar in Morocco An M16 officer asks him to deliver something to an agent there and Kit agrees to do so Soon though, he realizes that he s involved in something very big, very dangerous, and he s excited about that fact than dismayed Kit doesn t turn into James Bond thoughthis is an ordinary man, trying to figure out how to do a job, when his only experience is writing spy novels At times we get Kit Carradi [...]


    6. An absolutely wonderful spy thriller that takes you through Casablanca,Morocco and Marrakech as a spy novelist is thrust into the part of a lifetime Imagine you are a lover of thrillers and spy books, wouldn t you like to help your country if tapped by the CIA or Secret Service This is exactly what happens to a spy novelist, whose father did work for his country, so of course he grasped at the chance and agreed The story that follows is exciting, with intelligent people and service member An abs [...]


    7. I love reading fiction and non fiction books revolving around the world of espionage The Moroccan Girl by Charles Cumming is one spy novel you wouldn t want to miss if your preferences are same as mine.With an intriguing plot involving the intelligence agencies of the superpowers of the world, the novel delivers that sense of excitement one seeks when reading such stories And even though it is being presented as a standalone novel, the way it is concluded begs to differ Pretty sure a sequel I lo [...]


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