The Shame Archive

The Shame Archive

Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 04/06/2024
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Synopsis

'Here's a novel to make the great and the good quake.... Harris writes with compassion or satirical glee, depending on which his characters deserve, and this third Kane novel puts him firmly in the Mick Herron class' Jake Kerridge, Daily Telegraph

'Captivating and horrifying... Oliver Harris is squarely in the territory of the greats: Greene and le Carré but also the modern masters, Mick Herron and Adam Brookes. There can be no higher accolade' Manda Scott
How does a secret service confront its past, when its secrets must never be revealed?

Buried deep in MI6's digital archives is the most classified directory of all. It doesn't contain war plans or agent profiles, but shame: the misdeeds of politicians, royalty, business leaders and the service's own personnel.

There are seven decades' worth of images and recordings, usually acquired for the sake of assessing risk, sometimes as a guard against betrayal, often engineered by MI6 for their own purposes. They are the most sensitive two thousand terabytes of data in the Service's possession. When material from the archive begins appearing online, panic spreads through the Establishment like wildfire.

At first, the security breach only manifests itself in apparently random events: a suicide, a disappearance, a breakdown. But when it's discovered that the individuals concerned were all contacted by the same anonymous person, a connection comes into focus. The archive has been leaked. The hunt is now of unprecedented urgency before the entire political and business systems are fatally weakened. That's when they call for Elliot Kane...

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781408717455
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 540g
  • Dimensions: 238 x 156 x 32 mm

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The Shame Archive
A terrific thriller
Rebecca Sinclair seems to have it all, her husband Rob is a cabinet member, they have a lovely eight-year-old daughter, a wonderful and charming home in th... READ MORE
Celia Short
The Shame Archive
Probably the best Elliot Kane thriller yet.
Probably the best Elliot Kane thriller yet. The third book in the Elliot Kane series opens with Rebecca Sinclair, wife of prominent MP Robert Sinclair, ... READ MORE
Martin  Paul
The Shame Archive
Brilliant Read!
Thank you to the publishers for this review copy, as expected I LOVED it. I would very happily recommend all of Oliver's books. This is the third in The ... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp