The Sisters: A Novel of Betrayal

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Enigmatic and extremely dangerous, CIA legends Francis and Caroll have been dubbed "The Sisters Death and Night" by their cohorts. But few know what these operatives do. They plot - and they have come up with the perfect crime. They've located the ideal pawn - known as the Potter, he is the exiled ex-head of the KGB sleeper school - and with artful deception the Sisters coerce him into betraying his last and best sleeper, the man he considers his son. Once awakened, this sleeper, an assassin living secretly in ...
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Overview

Enigmatic and extremely dangerous, CIA legends Francis and Caroll have been dubbed "The Sisters Death and Night" by their cohorts. But few know what these operatives do. They plot - and they have come up with the perfect crime. They've located the ideal pawn - known as the Potter, he is the exiled ex-head of the KGB sleeper school - and with artful deception the Sisters coerce him into betraying his last and best sleeper, the man he considers his son. Once awakened, this sleeper, an assassin living secretly in the United States, will launch a mission of death - unless the Potter, in a desperate race against time, can stop his protege from committing the Sisters' exquisitely planned, world-shattering crime.
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Publishers Weekly
On the heels of Littell's 2002 bestseller The Company comes this reissue of a gripping spy thriller originally published in 1986. It is the height of the Cold War, not long after the Cuban missile crisis. Francis and Carroll, dubbed "the sisters Death and Night" by their associates, are two odd yet powerful veteran CIA operatives with vague responsibilities ("If you mentioned the Sisters in an interoffice memo, almost everyone tucked away in the Company's cradle-to-grave complex knew who you were talking about. But only a handful with `eyes-only' authorizations in their dossiers had an inkling of what they actually did for a living"). In one of their clandestine brainstorming sessions, the Sisters devise a plot to commit what they consider to be "the perfect crime," although the motives for this crime are largely unclear. They set their plot in motion by deftly manipulating the "Potter," the former head of the Russian KGB's espionage school, into revealing the identity of his most talented student, the "Sleeper," a spy still hiding in the United States awaiting KGB orders. Armed with his identity, the Sisters covertly send the Sleeper on a treacherous and near impossible assignment in the U.S. The Potter, wishing to atone for his betrayal, escapes from the Sisters' clutches and embarks on a cross-continent trek to save his protege from committing a crime that could change the future of the world. On his journey, the Potter is joined by Kaat, a mortuary hair stylist and the Sleeper's ex-lover. The unlikely pair blindly race across the country after the Sleeper, while desperately trying to evade those who would kill them to protect his mission. Littell brilliantly weaves quirky characters and puzzle-piece vignettes into an intricate, bizarre and highly entertaining tale. (June) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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The Company author Littell is hot. That top-seller is due in paperback from Penguin very soon, and Overlook is reprinting his older volumes. The publisher is following up The Once and Future Spy (Classic Returns, LJ 1/03) with this 1986 espionage story of two supersecret CIA operatives known as the sisters Death and Night, who are using a former KGB member to commit a crime that would affect the entire world. The numerous fans of The Company will love this, too. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590074145
  • Publisher: New Millennium Entertainment
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged Audio CDs
  • Product dimensions: 4.92 (w) x 5.86 (h) x 1.96 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Littell was born, raised, and educated in New York. A former Newsweek editor specializing in Soviet affairs, he left journalism in 1970 to write fiction full time. Connoisseurs of the spy novel have elevated Robert Littell to the genre's highest ranks, and Tom Clancy wrote that “if Robert Littell didn’t invent the spy novel, he should have.” He is the author of fifteen novels, including the New York Times bestseller The Company and Legends, the 2005 L.A. Times Book Award for Best Thriller/Mystery. He currently lives in France.

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About his past, Littell told us, "No account of my education would be complete without mentioning my four years in the Navy; I served on board the USS John R. Pierce (DD753) where I was, variously, the ship’s navigator, antisubmarine warfare officer, communications officer and deck watch officer. These years were extremely formative for me."
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    1. Hometown:
      Martel, France
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 8, 1935
    2. Place of Birth:
      Brooklyn, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A., Alfred University, 1956

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