The Miernik Dossier (Paul Christopher Series #1)

The Miernik Dossier (Paul Christopher Series #1)

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by Charles McCarry
     
 

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This is the dazzling first novel, newly reissued, by master spy novelist Charles McCarry, author of Old Boys.

McCarry’s first book, The Miernik Dossier, originally published in 1973, is a riveting and imaginative tale in which a small group of international agents embark on a car trip in a Cadillac, traveling from Switzerland to the Sudan.

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This is the dazzling first novel, newly reissued, by master spy novelist Charles McCarry, author of Old Boys.

McCarry’s first book, The Miernik Dossier, originally published in 1973, is a riveting and imaginative tale in which a small group of international agents embark on a car trip in a Cadillac, traveling from Switzerland to the Sudan. Among them are Paul Christopher, an American operative; Kalash el Khatar, the seven-foot-tall Muslim prince; Ilona Bentley, the beautiful half-English, half-Hungarian girlfriend of the British national, Nigel Collins; and Tadeusz Miernik, the shy and bumbling Polish scientist who might be the leader of a terror force that could set the Cold War aflame.

Related as a collection of dossier notes written by the five characters, the novel reveals a complicated web in which each spins his or own deception: each is a spider, and each is a spy.

The Miernik Dossier is a masterpiece.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
A good companion to le Carre, McCarry's 1973 espionage novel finds several international agents together on a car trip from Switzerland to the Sudan. The story unfolds through a series of dossier entries written by each character. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451160645
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/02/1985
Series:
Paul Christopher Series, #1
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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