Miernik Dossier

Miernik Dossier

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by Charles McCarry
     
 

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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, from Switzerland to the Sudan.

“Charles McCarry is the best modern writer on the subject of intrigue,” wrote P.J. O'Rourke, and Time magazine has declared

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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, from Switzerland to the Sudan.

“Charles McCarry is the best modern writer on the subject of intrigue,” wrote P.J. O'Rourke, and Time magazine has declared that “there is no better American spy novelist.” Related as a collection of dossier notes written by the five characters, The Miernik Dossier reveals a complicated web in which each spins his or her own deception: each is a spider, and each is a spy. The Miernik Dossier is a thoroughgoing 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:
9781590203750
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
10/30/2007
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
228,214
File size:
605 KB
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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