The Righteous Spy by Merle Nygate was published by Verve Books, a new digital publishing imprint from No Exit Press, on 18th October 2018.
Today, to celebrate publication, I have a quiz all about fictional spies. There are no prizes it’s just for fun!
THE RIGHTEOUS SPY | BLOG BLITZ | Competition 5 | Know Your Fictional Spy (Part 2)
1 Why does Alec Leamus go to the eastern bloc in The Spy Who Came in from the Cold?
a) To rescue his lover, Liz Gold
b) To bring back a defector, Fiedler
c) To frame a Stasi agent, Mundt
d) To revenge the death of his agent, Karl
2 In Adam Brooke’s books, what job does Philip Mangan do?
b) Travel agent
3 What is the target for the bomb in Joseph Conrad’s Secret Agent?
a) The Houses of Parliament
b) Buckingham Palace
c) Greenwich Observatory
d) Nelson’s Column
e) Marble Arch
4 In Len Deighton’s series that starts with Berlin Game, what’s the name of Bernard Samson’s best friend?
5 What or Who is The Trinity Six in Charles Cumming’s book of the same name?
a) A coded message that reveals a terrorist plot
b) A cell that Gaddis has to infiltrate
c) A holy relic being sought by a white supremacist group as a unifying symbol
d) A group of Cold War spies
e) The name of a virus that’s been developed to attack genes
Answers can be left in the comment boxes on the blog and tune in to Verve Books on Twitter (@Verve_Books) the next day for the answers!
About the book
Eli Amiran is Mossad’s star spy runner and the man responsible for bringing unparalleled intelligence to the Israeli agency. Now, he’s leading an audacious operation in the UK that feeds his ambition but threatens his conscience.
The British and the Americans have intel Mossad desperately need. To force MI6 and the CIA into sharing their priceless information, Eli and his maverick colleague Rafi undertake a risky mission to trick their allies: faking a terrorist plot on British soil.
But in the world of espionage, the game is treacherous, opaque and deadly…
About the author
Merle Nygate is a screenwriter, script editor, screenwriting lecturer and novelist; she’s worked on BAFTA winning TV, New York Festival audio drama and written original sitcoms; previously she worked for BBC Comedy Commissioning as well as writing and script editing across multiple genres. Most recently, Merle completed her first espionage novel which won the Little Brown/UEA Crime Fiction Award. It was described by the judge as ‘outstanding’.
About Verve Books
Verve Books is a dynamic digital publisher, inspired by a love of great, original, page-turning fiction led by a team of passionate book lovers.
In a swiftly changing world where great ideas don’t wait for long lead times, we understand that readers want the best books now and that’s why we’re focused on delivering high quality eBooks around the world.
With many years’ experience in traditional publishing, our team has editorial and marketing expertise which is second-to-none.
Verve is open to submissions from published and unpublished authors of commercial fiction across all genres. As the company name suggests, each book project will be approached with ‘vigour, spirit and enthusiasm’.