"Excellent As good as thriller writing gets First-class entertainment." The Washington Post
After many years, The Sisters is finally available again as Overlook republishes this classic spy story by Littell, whose most recent novel The Company received acclaim across the nation.
In what Christopher Lehmann-Haupt of The New York Times called "the plot of plots," Robert Littell has created the CIA "legends" Francis and Carroll, dubbed "The Sisters Death and Night" by their cohorts. But few know what these enigmatic and extremely dangerous operatives do. They plot-and they're plotting the perfect crime. They've located the perfect pawn-the Potter, the exiled ex-head of the KGB sleeper school-and, with artful deception, the Sisters coerce him into betraying his last and best sleeper, the man he considers his son. Once awakened, this sleeper, an assassin living secretly in the U.S., will launch a mission of death-unless the Potter, in a desperate race against time, can stop his protege from committing the Sisters' perfect and world-shattering crime.
"As slick a thriller as they come Very, very good." The New York Times Book Review
"Engrossing right up there with the novels of le Carr , Deighton, and the rest of the best." People
"Deft Different Entertaining Engaging." Newsweek
Robert Littell is the best-selling author of 13 novels, published in 12 languages around the world. His most recent, the New York Times bestseller The Company, was just published in paperback by Penguin. A former Newsweek journalist, Robert Littell was born in New York and now lives in France.