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Henry McGee Is Not Dead
     

Henry McGee Is Not Dead

by Bill Granger
 

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On the foggy and desolate Seattle waterfront, a gray-haired, gray-eyed man foils a mugging. His name is Devereaux--the November Man. His act of salvation is the first, unexpected step on a perilous odyssey to the remote wilderness of Alaska. His quest is for a mysterious individual named Henry McGee, the sometimes American, sometimes Russian master manipulator,

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On the foggy and desolate Seattle waterfront, a gray-haired, gray-eyed man foils a mugging. His name is Devereaux--the November Man. His act of salvation is the first, unexpected step on a perilous odyssey to the remote wilderness of Alaska. His quest is for a mysterious individual named Henry McGee, the sometimes American, sometimes Russian master manipulator, teller of tales, and treacherous link between opposing superpowers, in a bizarre, far-reaching plot to destroy U.S. intelligence.

The November Man is the unwilling instrument of the plan's success--or the determined key to its failure. And this time, simply staying alive won't be enough.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
If good thrillers can be divided into clever, very clever and exceedingly clever, this one falls into the last category, and readers must stay on their toes to keep up with its tingling complexities. Elusive Henry McGee is a Soviet scientist who defected to the West bearing invaluable scientific and military informationbut now he has disappeared from an advanced scientific project in Alaska. Immediately on his trail are not ony the FBI and the CIA, but Devereaux (the November Man), head of R Section and the novel's closest approximation to a hero. At the same time the KGB ``persuades'' Soviet spy-defector Denisov to try to bring both McGee and Devereaux to the Soviet Union (via submarine). Mixed into this swirl of action are a dissident Eskimo group, led by an ex-con, that plans to attach an atomic bomb to the Alaskan pipeline, and a female senator who plans to make a fortune out of what she knows about the scheme. Life is cheap in McGee's world, torture routine, the women as ruthless as the men; and since, to quote one of the characters, ``Words are for lies,'' coming at the truth becomes for the reader an especially tricky and exciting game. Granger's many thrillers include The Infant of Prague and The El Murders. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455530243
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
10/28/2014
Series:
November Man
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
547,253
File size:
693 KB

Meet the Author

An award-winning novelist and reporter, Bill Granger began his literary career in 1979 with Code Name November (first published as The November Man), the book that became an international sensation and introduced the cool American spy who later gave rise to a whole series. His second novel, Public Murders, a Chicago police procedural, won the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America in 1981.
In all, Bill Granger published twenty-two novels, including thirteen in the November Man series, and three nonfiction books. His books have been translated into ten languages. He also wrote for the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, Newsday, Time, and The New Republic, contributing articles about crime, cops, politics, and covering such events as the race riots of the late 1960's and the 1968 Democratic Convention. Bill Granger passed away in 2012.

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