The October Circle

The October Circle

by Robert Littell
     
 

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An explosive story of friendship and sacrifice in the depths of the Cold War era

Connoisseurs of the literary spy thriller rank Robert Littell, the bestselling author of The Company, with John le Carré, Graham Greene, and Alan Furst in the first tier of the genre's pantheon. Set against the backdrop of the Russian invasion of Prague, The

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An explosive story of friendship and sacrifice in the depths of the Cold War era

Connoisseurs of the literary spy thriller rank Robert Littell, the bestselling author of The Company, with John le Carré, Graham Greene, and Alan Furst in the first tier of the genre's pantheon. Set against the backdrop of the Russian invasion of Prague, The October Circle is one of Littell's most riveting early works. Seven of Bulgaria's cultural elite-all disillusioned communists-and one American drifter find themselves staging an extremely dangerous protest that will set off a wave of repression and threatens to repay their heroism with death.

Editorial Reviews

Newsweek
Exotic setting, constantly surprising . . . and a clockwork plot.
Chicago Daily News
Exciting . . . This author can tell a story!
The Washington Post
A brave, ambitious, and most worthy book.
From the Publisher
"Exotic setting, constantly surprising . . . and a clockwork plot."
-Newsweek

"Exciting . . . This author can tell a story!"
-Chicago Daily News

"A brave, ambitious, and most worthy book."
-The Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780380008728
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1977

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From the Publisher
"Exotic setting, constantly surprising . . . and a clockwork plot."
-Newsweek

"Exciting . . . This author can tell a story!"
-Chicago Daily News

"A brave, ambitious, and most worthy book."
-The Washington Post

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.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Martel, France
Date of Birth:
January 8, 1935
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, New York
Education:
B.A., Alfred University, 1956

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