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The Once and Future Spy

Robert Littell

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ISBN 13: 978-1-58567-388-9
Trim Size: 6x9

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By national best-selling author, Robert Littell, whose most recent novel The Company received rave reviews across the nation, The Once and Future Spy is finally back in print. This is Littell at the top of his form, constructing a tale of espionage and counterespionage revealing the dirty tricks and dangerous secrets about the subjects he knows intimately the CIA and American history, past and present. Littell proves beyond all doubt that he is a storyteller of inimitable caliber. As Stephen Coonts put it, "Eric Ambler invented the modern spy novel. Robert Littell perfected it. The Once and Future Spy is a classic spy story."

At the center of Littell's plot is an elite plan, so secret and so dangerous that its existence is known only to a tiny group of specialists within CIA headquarters. There is virtually no paper trail but, somehow, the plan has sprung a leak. The plotters must urgently trace it or face deadly consequences. Meanwhile, at work elsewhere on another highly sensitive project for "the Company" is an operative known as "the Weeder" a man obsessed with American history and one of its heroes. When the Weeder's and Washington's clandestine worlds collide, the present faces the past and disturbing moral choices are weighed against a shining patriotic dream. What is the truth Whose truth should be believed

Extraordinarily inventive, breathtakingly imaginative, and relentlessly gripping, The Once and Future Spy is easy to read, and hard to put down.

"A spellbinding plot, highly original." Elmore Leonard

"A must read for the spy connoisseur who is wondering about the fate of espionage novels." Nelson DeMille

"An unusual, absorbing book that should keep you riveted." The New York Times Book Review

"The sheer exuberance of Robert Littell's The Once and Future Spy makes it a joy to read. A suspenseful, audacious blend of spy/farce and spy/fantasy steeped in a rich historical sauce So it's happily ever after, right If you think so, you're not acquainted with the devilish mind of Robert Littell." The Detroit News

Robert Littell is the best-selling author of 13 novels, which have been published in 12 languages around the world. His most recent, The Company will be published in paperback by Penguin this spring and is set for publication in 10 countries. A former Newsweek journalist, Robert Littell was born in New York and now lives in France.

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