Henry Porter's A Spy's Life surpasses even its predecessor Remembrance Day, which achieved an unprecedented amount of enthusiastic word of mouth. Here, he brilliantly blends the thriller elements into a bizarre and surrealistic narrative that constantly surprises the reader. A massive air crash in New York kills 19 people, most of them working for the United Nations. The only survivor is a British ex-spy, Robert Harland. After a traumatic encounter with torture in Czechoslovakia during the Velvet Revolution, he is now working for the UN in a low-key, non-espionage role. Anyone familiar with the genre will know that attempts to retire from the spy trade are always doomed to failure, and Harland's freak survival of the plane crash soon makes him public property again. The FBI and other shadowy forces are keen to find out what he was doing on the plane. And as Harland speedily finds himself in lethal situations again, his life is further complicated by the appearance of a young man claiming to be his son by Eva, a young Czech agent with whom Harland was in love. With a mass murderer called Viktor Lipnik figuring into the equation, the reader is quickly beguiled by the kind of highly dangerous pyrotechnics that distinguished John le Carré's early books. In fact, the influence of le Carré's finest book, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, is evident here, and it's a measure of Porter's success that he is more than able to hold his own in this august company. --Barry Forshaw480pp. Need further photos or information? Just use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I’ll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships, POST INCLUDED in the UK, from the bucolic paradise of Peasedown St. John, near Bath in England from a long-established bookseller - your purchase guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! Buying this book means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: A Spy's Life
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Buchbeschreibung Orion Publishing Co, 2010. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Gebraucht. Gebraucht - Gut - An ex British spy finds himself dragged back into the world of espionage after a mysterious plane crash. 480 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. INF3003035567
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster, New York, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0743215605 Very good spine slant in Very good dust jacket. First Edition. Review copy with review slip laid in. Quality, Value, Experience. Artikel-Nr. BING90214174
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 0743215605 Fine in Fine dust jacket. First edition. Quality, Value, Experience. Artikel-Nr. BING729152