- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Patrick AndersonThe greatest strength of The Amateur Spy is this portrait of a world that most of us know almost nothing about. Fesperman shows persuasively the streets and the shops, the political factions and hatreds, the poverty and despair and sudden violence…As journalism, The Amateur Spy is exceptional.…My only problem with the novel was that I found some of its plot elements improbable—the scheme to blow up the political luminaries, for one—but Fesperman writes so well that it's easy to follow wherever he leads. Besides, who is to say what's improbable in an age of random terror?
—The Washington Post