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:
9781585677368
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
10/20/2005
Series:
Paul Christopher Series, #1
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
1,196,667
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.98(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Charles McCarry is the author, most recently, of Christopher’s Ghosts, and has written ten acclaimed novels featuring Paul Christopher and his family (all available from Overlook). During the Cold War, he was an intelligence officer operating under deep cover in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

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The Miernik Dossier (Paul Christopher Series #1) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
ProfessorBoh More than 1 year ago
The reviews are correct. McCarry is similar to Ambler, Le Carre, and Furst. What distinguishes this is the way the story is told. It emerges from several different viewpoints in a manner similar to Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon. Well worth the time to read it.
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