James Naughtie is one of Britain's best-known broadcasters, and the author ofr three espionage novels.For 21 years he presented Today on BBC Radio 4, and is now a special correspondent for BBC News. He has presented the network's Bookclub for 25 years. In addition to his fiction, he has written books on politics and music, and on his travels and work in the United States which he has been visiting and writing about since the 1970s.
James Naughtie talks about the third of his espionage novels featuring Will Flemyng, a thrilling story of loyalty and betrayal. Set principally in Washington, where Flemyng, trained as a spy, is now British Ambassador, it takes the reader deep into the troubles in Ireland and the convulsions of the Cold War era, mingling high politics and the trials of individuals tested by the disciplines of the secret world.