Tapestry of Spies [NOOK Book]

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Stephen Hunter has chosen the backdrop of the chaotic and cruel Spanish Civil War to weave a classic tale of espionage and counterespionage. Julian Raines was one of the first Englishmen to volunteer for the international brigade in Spain. The British Secret Service suspect that the flamboyant Raines was recruited for the KGB by the Bolsheviks during his student days at Oxford and send Robert Florry, a struggling young writer to Spain after Raines with orders to eliminate him. Florry was an old school chum to ...
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Overview

Stephen Hunter has chosen the backdrop of the chaotic and cruel Spanish Civil War to weave a classic tale of espionage and counterespionage. Julian Raines was one of the first Englishmen to volunteer for the international brigade in Spain. The British Secret Service suspect that the flamboyant Raines was recruited for the KGB by the Bolsheviks during his student days at Oxford and send Robert Florry, a struggling young writer to Spain after Raines with orders to eliminate him. Florry was an old school chum to Raines and had every reason to hate him. The British are not alone on Raines' trail. The ruthless Communist leader in Barcelona believes that the identity of the double agent conceals a powerful and profitable secret. It is a novel that constantly surprises.

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Julian Raines was a renowned young poet who fled into the Spanish Civil War. Robert Florry was once Raines's friend. Now he is being blackmailed by British intelligence into hunting down his old friend in Spain. They say Julian has turned KGB. Now, Florry will find his old friend, unaware that a noose of espionage, psychological terror, and murder is being tightened around them by masters of the craft. National ads. HC: Crown.

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Originally published as The Spanish Gambit

Some came for love. Others for money. In a country ripped apart by war, each will find a way to live--or die...

"Brilliant."
--Tom Clancy

"Constantly surprising."
--The Washington Post

"Hunter is a deft craftsman with a sure sense of pace and scene."
--The Washington Post

"Stephen Hunter is the best writer of straight-out thrillers working today."
--Rocky Mountain News (Denver, Colo.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307762900
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/18/2010
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 122,620
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Stephen Hunter
Stephen Hunter has written fifteen novels. The retired chief film critic for The Washington Post, where he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, he has also published two collections of film criticism and a nonfiction work. He lives in Maryland.
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