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a short thriller set on the south coast of Cornwall

The Nare's new spy book was published on 20th April 2017

The Nare is pleased to announce it has published a short thriller set on the south coast of Cornwall by acclaimed spy author Jon Stock. The book is now available for sale on this website and at The Nare Hotel ... and henceforth  Operation Snare  is in full swing with spy missions for resident guest agents. Read more about how you can be an agent ....


Noah is looking forward to his annual holiday in Cornwall. Then his Russian roommate, Alexei, says something that will change his summer – and his life – forever. “Are you a patriot, Noah?”

Noah has always been interested in spies, identifying more with Q than James Bond, but he is about to discover that the real world of espionage is even more terrifying than the Le Carré thrillers that line his shelves.

According to Alexei, whose father works for President Putin’s government, there is a Russian mole high up within the British establishment. And he likes to visit the same hotel on the Cornish coast where Noah has stayed with his parents and grandfather ever since he can remember. “You know, that smart hotel you’re always telling me about,” Alexei says, “where they set fire to their puddings.”

Can Noah unmask the traitor before he makes contact with his handler? Who are the mysterious guests that follow him everywhere? And why has a Russian oligarch’s yacht suddenly appeared off Falmouth?

When the British Foreign Secretary checks into the same hotel, accompanied by his beautiful daughter, Clemmie, Noah must decide between love and loyalty. In a deadly race against time across land and sea, he is forced to confront some dark truths. Who is the real traitor? Can he confide in Clemmie? And where do his own loyalties really lie?

Buy a Copy of To Snare a Spy

Buy a book £14.99 . Books will be sent by Next Day Delivery by Royal Mail post. Please order before 3pm for your order to be delivered on the next working day. The postage charge will be £3.50 in UK