Duty or honour. Which would you betray?
It's 1966. London is swinging, and the Cold War is spiralling.
Clear cut lines have faded to grey areas. Whispers of conspiracies are everywhere. Spies on both sides of the iron curtain are running in circles, chasing constant plots and counterplots. And MI5 agent Richard Knox is tired of all of it.
But when Abey Bennett, his CIA comrade in arms, appears in London with a ghost from Knox's past and a terrifying warning that could change the balance of power in the Cold War for good, he has to fight to save the future.
He must also face an agonising choice: who will he believe, and who will he betray – his duty to his country or his loyalty to his friends?
‘A Loyal Traitor is a thoroughly gripping spy thriller.’ Adam Hamdy, author of Black 13
’Stunningly authentic, masterfully plotted and brilliantly composed, this is historical thriller writing at its very best.’ Matthew Richardson, author of The Insider
‘A Loyal Traitor is an accomplished and atmospheric spy novel with an original protagonist and a burning question at its heart. Considered and entertaining.’ Charlotte Philby, author of Part of the Family
‘This is superior stuff. A lean, intelligent espionage thriller.’ Dominic Nolan, author of the Abigail Boone series
‘Tim Glister is creating such an elegant and vivid style of his own. This is another pitch perfect portrayal of a Cold War crisis. Glister creates a distinctive and fascinating thriller, which I hugely enjoyed.’ Holly Watt, author of To the Lions