The Trinity Six - Reviews

The Washington Post

"Scene after scene crackles with excitement, tension and suspense... the book is all but impossible to put aside."

The New York Times


Barry Eisler


Kirkus Review

"Absolutely gripping. Taut, atmospheric and immersive - an instant classic." 

Joseph Finder

"One of the finest young espionage novelists writing today. With admirable style and enviable craft, Charles Cumming breathes new life into the well-examined case of the Cambridge Spy Ring."

William Boyd

"Utterly absorbing and compelling. A brilliant re-imagining of events surrounding the notorious Cambridge spy-ring."

The Sunday Times

“An assured and richly enjoyable thriller”

The Scotsman

“Highly enjoyable… Cumming writes with such brio”

The Independent

"Splendidly written"

The Daily Telegraph

"Cumming seems to be channelling Ian Fleming in his ability to generate sheer excitement: it grips like Xenia Onatopp’s thighs in GoldenEye."

The Guardian

"Intriguing and serpentine... exciting, ingenious, elegantly written."

The Mail on Sunday

"A riveting thriller"

Val McDermid

"Cunning and imaginative. Who knew there were still fresh motives for unpleasantness in the secret world?"

The Daily Express

"A thriller of quality"

Toby Young

"An intelligent, grown up thriller"

Nigel West

"I became so absorbed in The Trinity Six that I missed my Tube stop"

"Fast, furious and very smart"

Jeff Abbott

"An absolutely terrific thriller. It's going to make Charles Cumming a star."

Jon Stock

"The Trinity Six breathes new life into Cold War spy fiction, updating the genre for today's Spooks generation. It's nuanced, intriguing, beautifully paced and utterly thrilling."

Andrew Roberts

"A tremendously impressive, pacy thriller"

Publisher's Weekly

"Stunning... Charles Cumming revitalises the moribund Cold War spy novel. His knowledge of the spy business, his well-crafted prose, and his intensely engaging plot make this a breathrough novel." 

The York Press

“A tautly plotted thriller which navigates its way through the pitiless world of post-cold war espionage with an eye for detail that is both utterly convincing and utterly chilling."

“An exceptional thriller… I was captivated. So intense is the plot that you keep promising yourself that it will be the last chapter until you find yourself, at two o’clock in the morning, still reading.”

Elaine Simpson-Long

“It is all done extremely well with pacy narrative and snappy dialogue."

Maxim Jakubowski

"I thoroughly enjoyed it."

Euro Crime

"An exciting thriller. Very highly recommended."

Library Journal

"Lauded as "an upcoming Len Deighton", Cumming may be favorably compared with Charles McCarry and John Le Carré. His plotting and his language are powerfully engaging. Spy fiction fans will enjoy the ingenious plot with well-developed characters, a keen sense of time and place, an undercurrent of fear, and plenty of gore."