The Spy Who Came for Christmas

The Spy Who Came for Christmas

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by David Morrell
     
 

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It's Christmas Eve in Santa Fe. But among the revelers on Canyon Road, a decidedly unholy scene is taking place. A desperate man, dressed all in black, feverishly seeks refuge for himself and the squirming bundle he holds tightly against his breast. Agent Paul Kagan’s bundle is a baby who has the power to change the course of global events. His pursuers are

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It's Christmas Eve in Santa Fe. But among the revelers on Canyon Road, a decidedly unholy scene is taking place. A desperate man, dressed all in black, feverishly seeks refuge for himself and the squirming bundle he holds tightly against his breast. Agent Paul Kagan’s bundle is a baby who has the power to change the course of global events. His pursuers are his former colleagues—members of the Russian mafia who will stop at nothing to accomplish their mission. Now Kagan is a spy on the run—he must ensure this baby’s survival, even if it will cost him his own life.

Just a short distance away, Kagan will find an unexpected pair of allies—a mother and her young son, who huddle together after a horrible episode of domestic violence leaves them home alone, with no means of transportation.

And so, with the exquisitely honed skills of his profession and the help and good faith of a weary woman and a disillusioned boy, Kagan must take on forces that will stop at nothing. In the course of a wild and violent night, the unlikely trio learns lessons of generosity, courage, and selflessness, discovering within themselves the luminous strength of the true Christmas spirit.

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Publishers Weekly

Morrell's holiday tale concerns a special baby, who has the power to change the world forever, and the group of people chosen to protect him against the Russian mafia. The group comes together in the face of adversity and in the process learns lessons of peace on Earth and goodwill toward men. David Colacci does his best to make this sappy spy tale enjoyable, but there is simply too little to go on. Colacci sounds unimpressed for most of the novel, speaking in a glum, low voice that fails to create tension and or even a slight sense of urgency as the story unfolds. This venture is uninspired from page to performance. A Vanguard hardcover (Reviews, Sept. 8). (Nov.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593155636
Publisher:
Vanguard Press
Publication date:
10/13/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

David Morrell is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-eight books, including his award-winning Creepers. Co-founder of the International Thrillers Writers Organization, he is considered by many to be the father of the modern action novel. To learn more, go to www.davidmorrell.net.

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