The Spy Who Came for Christmas

The Spy Who Came for Christmas

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by David Morrell
     
 

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Amid thousands of Christmas tourists in snowy Santa Fe, a terrifying hunt is in progress.

Wounded and on the run, spy Paul Kagan frantically seeks a haven for himself and a precious bundle he conceals under his coat.

The bundle is a baby with the power to change the world. The pursuers are three ruthless enemies who will stop at nothing to get their…  See more details below

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Amid thousands of Christmas tourists in snowy Santa Fe, a terrifying hunt is in progress.

Wounded and on the run, spy Paul Kagan frantically seeks a haven for himself and a precious bundle he conceals under his coat.

The bundle is a baby with the power to change the world. The pursuers are three ruthless enemies who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the child.
When Kagan takes shelter in what seems to be a deserted home, he discovers an abandoned woman and her young son. As death lurks outside the house, these three unlikely allies prepare for a siege that will change their lives forever and perhaps the lives of millions of others.

In The Spy Who Came for Christmas, David Morrell retells the Christmas story against a background of espionage and action. Dramatizing the strength of the holiday spirit, he again shows the inventiveness that prompted the International Thriller Writers organization to give him its prestigious ThrillerMaster award.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013329423
Publisher:
David Morrell Enterprises
Publication date:
09/09/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
222,194
File size:
247 KB

Meet the Author

David Morrell is the acclaimed author of First Blood, the novel in which Rambo was created. His numerous New York Times bestsellers include the classic spy trilogy The Brotherhood of the Rose (the basis for a top-rated television miniseries that premiered after a Super Bowl), The Fraternity of the Stone, and The League of Night and Fog. An Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity nominee, Morrell is the recipient of three Bram Stoker awards as well as the International Thriller Writers’ prestigious Thriller Master award. Send him an email at www.davidmorrell.net.

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The Spy Who Came for Christmas 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
songbirdsue More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It is definitely a different kind of Christmas Story full of suspense and nonstop action. I believe my favorite part of the story was Kegan's alternate theory of the Three Wise Men being spies. It was a fascinating interpretation of the original Christmas story. There is a good message intertwined as well about family and redemption. Definitely well worth reading!
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Didn't really enjoy this; can't put my finger on why . . .
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bertha1butt More than 1 year ago
I read one Christmas book each year. This year it was Morrell's book. It was more than just a seasonal book. It had more depth than most of the usual seasonal offerings, which was a plus for me. Throw in a little mystery, intrigue and adventure, it raises the level of entertainment.
Darbys_Closet More than 1 year ago
The Spy Who Came for Christmas by David Morrell, was a gift to me from my secret Santa this year. This was my first encounter with this author and what a great impression he left on me. David has been called ¿the father of the modern action novel¿, when I read that, I thought ¿okay, lets see how you hold up against my favorite action thriller writers¿, for I felt very confident that I have only read the best and I was sure I would of read something by him before now, if he was indeed that good. Whoa Nelly was I wrong! David is now added to my list of favorite action thriller writers.
This book contains a story within a story, both of which are very captivating. The stories take place on Christmas Eve. The main story has your bad guys against the good guys theme along with innocent bystanders involvement resulting in them uncovering strength, courage and love that they were unaware they possessed. The second story has the outline of the story of Jesus¿ birth yet the characters are spies and this story is fascinating! I don¿t know if this story has been told in this manner before or if this is part of David¿s magic, yet it was the first I had heard the story told in this manner and I do believe it is David¿s creation.
This was a fun and fast read, one that I would recommend to any lover of action/thriller novels.
Booklover33 More than 1 year ago
This tale weaves the original Christmas travellers into the spy world which gives the reader much to ponder. David Morrell is an excellent author and this book doesn't disappoint.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The snow coming down on Christmas Eve in Santa Fe makes for a picturesque site, but two men, once friends, know otherwise that one or both of them will turn the pure white snow red with blood. Raging Russian Mafiosi Andrei feels betrayed by Pyotyr, whom he mentored he personally will kill him, but must act fast because if he fails to retrieve and deliver the package Pyotyr stole, his superior will assassinate him.---------- Pyotyr gave away his cover inside the Russian mafia to save the so-called peace baby whose popular religious father proclaimed him to be the bringer of world peace. Pyotyr is Paul Kagan who kidnapped the baby because he could not watch idly an infant being sold. He is hurt, tired and alone when he meets Meredith Brody and her twelve year old son Cole. They are planning to flee into the night to escape from abusive violent family patriarch Ted before he kills one of them in an alcoholic rage. Mother and son help the spy who has not quite come in from the cold carrying a baby.---------------------- This is an exciting Santa Fe Christmas thriller with an interesting cast developed just enough to make the events plausible. The plot is on the slender side, but fans of David Morrell and anyone who appreciates a fast-paced Yuletide action tale will enjoy this fun entry even if the baby seems too peaceful.------------------- Harriet Klausner