James Naughtie talks about writing his political thriller The Madness of July …

… in this nifty video from his publisher Head of Zeus.  The novel is published on 27 February.

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Click on pic to find book on Amazon.

“It is a sweltering July in the mid-1970s, and for Will Flemyng, foreign office minister, the temperature is rising with each passing hour. A mysterious death has exposed secret passions in government, bringing on a political crisis that will draw him back into a familiar world of danger and deceit.

“For Flemyng has a past. He was trained as a spy for a life behind enemy lines and now he’s compelled to go back. In the course of one long weekend he must question all his loyalties: to his friends, his enemies, and to his own two brothers.

“Only then can he expose the truth in London and Washington. When he has walked through the fire.”