A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming

Travel France in this suspenseful adventure of an SIS trying to get to the bottom of a mystery.

Synopsis

On vacation in Egypt, an elderly French couple are brutally murdered. Days later, on the streets of Paris, a young accountant is kidnapped. When Amelia Levine, due to take over as the first female Chief of MI6, disappears without a trace while in the south of France, it is the gravest crisis MI6 has faced in more than a decade.

Desperate to find her and to keep the press from learning that she’s missing, Britain’s top intelligence agents turn to one of their own: disgraced former MI6 officer Thomas Kell. Those out of the Service only months before, Kell is riven one final chance to redeem himself – find Amelia Levine at any cost. What links the random attacks against these seemingly unrelated people? The trail leads Kell to France and Tunisia, where he uncovers a shocking secret and a conspiracy that could have unimaginable repercussions. Only Kell stands in the way of personal and political catastrophe.

I have never read a book such as this one, and I was excited to know that this book is part of a series written by Charles Cumming.

I got to explore Paris, I felt like I was a fly on the wall and witnessing the action that happens. Like it was happening before my very own eyes.

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The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A Hoffman

Another classic, which by the way, my daughter is dying to see the new movie rendition. I always loved the live ballet performance shown on the television. I always enjoyed watching it on Christmas Eve at my grandparents house every year growing up.

The story alone is breathtaking. It is full of life, adventure, drama, action, and so much more, and this story. When you know the story, and see it come to life in the ballet, with the costumes, the music, the dance, all put together, it is just amazing. And the new movie rendition looks like it can take us to a whole different realm of this story.

What is your favorite version of this story?