The Spy

The Spy

Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 04/04/2024
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*As seen on The One Show* ONE MISSING BOY. ONE MAN UNDERCOVER. A WHOLE NATION AT RISK.Detective Kamil Rahman is working for the Met Police when he gets the call from MI5. They’ve received intelligence of a terrorist plot, and it’s Kamil they need.Posing as a disaffected cop and working in his friend Anjoli’s restaurant on Brick Lane, Kamil attempts to infiltrate the cell. What he uncovers leads him halfway across the world to Kashmir, and face to face with an old nemesis.Meanwhile Anjoli starts to investigate the disappearance of a young boy who’s sending coded messages to his parents. As she attempts to solve his clues, she finds herself in greater danger than she could have imagined.Time is running out for Kamil and Anjoli: can they save the boy, and save a nation, before it’s too late?'As funny and touching as it is well-plotted' Amanda Craig‘An intelligent, immersive thriller absolutely brimming with tension' Marion Todd READERS LOVE THE SPY:‘WOW! The Spy is the perfect mix of contemporary politics, humour, action and romance… the best in a series that just keeps getting better and better’‘In Kamal and Anjoli, Ajay Chowdhury has created a modern day Holmes and Watson’‘Full of intrigue and twists and turns which gave an insight into the fight against terrorism’Praise for the Detective Kamil Rahman series:'Outstanding'SUNDAY TIMES'Hugely entertaining' ANN CLEEVES'A rip-roaring mystery that's engrossing from start to finish' ABIR MUKHERJEE _______________________________About the characters:Kamil has always wanted to be top cop. With a father who reached the position of Police Commissioner of the Calcutta police, what else could he do, other than hanker after an honourable career chasing the bad guys, just like his dad. However, after refusing to turn a blind eye to the corruption he discovered, he was thrown out of the Calcutta police in disgrace and forced to flee to London. When he found work as a waiter, then a cook in his friend Anjoli’s Brick Lane restaurant, he believed his sleuthing days were over, but somehow trouble still managed to find him. Now, he's a Muslim in the Met, facing overt and covert racism and he needs to be twice as good as his colleagues to make it. All of this he could cope with, if only his personal life was humming along smoothly.Anjoli is searching, but she doesn't know what for. A high-minded psychologist who is super smart, always restless and naturally empathetic, she helped her mum and dad run their struggling restaurant while she was interviewing for graduate jobs and side hustling her slogan T-shirts. After her parents died, leaving her as manager and owner, she turned it into a flourishing hot spot for ‘Indicular Gastronomy’. But sharing work and a flat with Kamil, it wasn’t long before she found herself drawn into his detective work, digging him out of dead ends. She is brilliant, meticulous, and often finds crucial connections Kamil has missed. Anjoli would love to get deeper into crime solving – possibly even have a go at it full-time. But she just can't shake the feeling that she is an imposter in a game of let's pretend. Does what she feel for Kamil get in the way?

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781787304017
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 667g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 38 mm

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The Spy
The second gastro thriller featuring Detective Kamil Rahman of Tandoori Knights fame.
This is Ajay Chowdhury's second novel featuring Detective Kamil Rahman and the two loves in his life; Anjoli and Maliha. Will he make a commitment to one o... READ MORE
the moving finger writes
The Spy
Undercover Investigation of Islamic Plot
Imam Masroor hopes to stop a bomber by talking him and his leader out of it. Next morning, the bomber is found dead, and the Imam is missing. This is dev... READ MORE
The Spy
Loved it!
I have read the previous books in the Kamil Rahman series and have loved them all. This one is no exception, in fact it’s the best so far. It has everyth... READ MORE
Carole Kendal
The Spy
Ajay Chowdhury’s The Spy is bloody smart. In its taut storyline, stylish mystery and good characters, it keeps you engaged, does not insult your intelligence and avoids getting preachy.
My thoughts about Ajay Chowdhury’s The Spy writer Ajay Chowdhury has written a story which has so many twists and turns that it keeps the readers completel... READ MORE
Surjit  Parekh
The Spy
Excellent political theme
Kamil Rahman is frustrated at work, he feels his new boss is giving him low-level work, and his love-life is complicated, torn between former love and form... READ MORE
Jo-anne Atkinson
The Spy
The Spy (Kamil Rahman 4) by Ajay Chowdhury The Spy is Ajay Chowdhury's 4th book, featuring Kamil Rahman. Having read the previous books and loved every ... READ MORE
Stephen Ball
The Spy
The Spy
This is the fourth book starring Detective-Waiter-Cook-Detective, and now Spy Kamil Rahman... And I would suggest that you do play catch up and read the fi... READ MORE
The Spy
Very entertaining
Book 4 in the Detective Kamil Rahman Series and I definitely think my favourite. I would recommend reading the previous books for context/background but i... READ MORE
Lynda Checkley
The Spy
intelligent and well written thriller
Last year, I was fortunate to receive an ARC for 'The Detective', the third novel in the highly enjoyable Detective Kamil Rahman Mystery series by Ajay Ch... READ MORE
Maria's Book Musings
The Spy
Great series
Kamil Rahman #4 Detective Kamil Rahman is now employed at the Met though, as per usual, he’s in a spot of bother at work and Anjoli is not happy with hi... READ MORE
Celia Short
The Spy
another winner by Ajay Chowdhury!
Another winner by Ajay Chowdhury, I realise have come to quite miss Kamil and his dilemmas between books! This feels like the most political of recent on... READ MORE
The Spy
Great Series
The Spy is Ajay Chowdhury's 4th book featuring Kamil Rahman, one time Kolkata police officer, now reinventing himself in London. Each of the books would w... READ MORE
Nic Johnston
The Spy
Enjoyable rewarding read
In his latest adventure, Kamil in The Spy by Ajay Chowdhuy finds himself required to go undercover for MI5 in a tense investigation to uncover and prevent ... READ MORE
Ciaran McLarnon