A Spy in Time

Author: Private: Imraan Coovadia

Making sure the end of the world never happens again – that is Enver Eleven’s task. A spy for the Historical Agency, Enver is based in Johannesburg, the only city to survive – thanks to its mining tunnels – when a supernova hit.

In Enver’s Joburg time-travelling agents jump between the past and future, searching for an elusive enemy plotting against the Agency. Enver’s mission starts off on shaky ground: when his mentor Shanumi Six disappears, Enver must prove that he is no double agent, an allegation as frightening as a white skin in a world where it has become vanishingly rare.

But if you could go back and change the past, would the future turn out the way you want it to? Imraan Coovadia’s dazzlingly original A Spy in Time is an extraordinary tale for extraordinary times..

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ENGLISH (NA) | California Coldblood Books
ENGLISH (Indian subcontinent) | Speaking Tiger
ENGLISH (Audio) | Brilliance


Shortlisted for the 2019 Nommo Awards

Longlisted for the Sunday Times Barry Ronge Fiction Prize


«Riveting and inventive, Coovadia delivers the goods in a rollicking tale across time and perception.» Gary Phillips, editor of The Obama Inheritance

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