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Christopher's Ghosts

Christopher's Ghosts

Charles McCarry

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ISBN 13: 978-1-58567-914-0
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Cloth
Overlook
5/10/2007

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With Christopher s Ghosts, a novel that s cinematic scope and penetrating depth transcend the bounds of even the greatest works in its genre, Charles McCarry has surpassed his own matchless reputation as an espionage novelist. The grand tale begins in Europe in the late thirties, where a young Christopher and his family are struggling against the rise of Nazi totalitarianism in Berlin, even as he wrestles with a doomed love affair and bears witness to an unspeakable atrocity committed by a remorseless S.S. officer. The action spans oceans and time to the height of the Cold War in Europe, when the S.S. man emerges out of the ruins of postwar Germany to destroy the last living witness to his crime. It s a case of tiger chasing tiger as Christopher is pursued by the only man alive who can match his tradecraft or his instincts. As he edges toward the final confrontation with this mortal enemy, Christopher is forced to operate in the one theater he had thought he had mastered his own past.

With ferocious suspense, masterful pacing, and a penetrating insight into the blood-soaked spectacle of twentieth century Europe, Charles McCarry delivers a haunting parable of a man confronted with the ghosts of an entire generation s brutal history.

Praise for Christopher's Ghosts and Charles McCarry
"The story is rich in suspense, colorful characters, sudden surprises and detail. His prose, as always, is elegance itself." -The Washington Post

"I want to affix the words 'national treasure' in front of Charles McCarry's name." -Tampa Tribune

"Christopher's Ghosts is a model of great fiction writing. Genre aside, it's no cheap thriller. McCarry's yarn is thorough and nuanced - psychological without self-indulgence, political in a very humanist way, emotionally unforgettable." -The Phoenix

"The sheer ambition of McCarry's spy novels catapults him into the company of John Le Carre, Eric Ambler, Graham Greene and Alan Furst, but his stylish voice and historic scope make him unique." -Los Angeles Times

CHARLES MCCARRY remains the greatest espionage writer that America has produced, wrote Otton Penzler in the New York Sun. He is the author of ten bestselling and critically acclaimed novels. He lives in Florida and Massachusetts.

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