The Tears of Autumn (Paul Christopher Series #2)

The Tears of Autumn (Paul Christopher Series #2)

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by Charles McCarry
     
 

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"Charles McCarry's novel of espionage and foreign affairs, was a major bestseller upon its first publication in 1975. Spun from the events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and featuring secret agent Paul Christopher, it's a tour de force of action and enigma." Christopher, at the height of his powers, believes he knows who arranged the assassination,…  See more details below

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"Charles McCarry's novel of espionage and foreign affairs, was a major bestseller upon its first publication in 1975. Spun from the events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and featuring secret agent Paul Christopher, it's a tour de force of action and enigma." Christopher, at the height of his powers, believes he knows who arranged the assassination, and why. His theory is so destructive of the legend of the dead president, though, and so dangerous to the survival of foreign policy that he is ordered to desist from investigating. But he is a man who lives by, and for, the truth - and his internal compunctions force him to the heart of the matter. Christopher resigns from the Agency and embarks on a tour of investigation that takes him from Paris to Rome, Zurich, the Congo, and Saigon. Threatened by Kennedy's assassins and by his own government, Christopher follows the scent of his suspicion - one breath behind the truth, one step ahead of discovery and death.

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Editorial Reviews

Patrick Anderson
approached this handsome new edition of Charles McCarry's masterpiece, The Tears of Autumn, with trepidation. The novel was first published in 1974, and it has been more than 20 years since I last read it. I had only a hazy memory that (1) it was beautifully written, (2) it offered a plausible theory of the Kennedy assassination and (3) it was a classic. My concern was that, given a new reading, the novel might not hold up, but my fear was groundless. The Tears of Autumn is beautifully written, its conspiracy theory still intrigues and it most assuredly is a classic..
— The Washington Post
Library Journal
Tears is the first in a new series of McCarry reprints from Overlook. Released in 1975, this political thriller reveals a government agent's crusade to discover the truth behind the JFK assassination. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585676613
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Series:
Paul Christopher Series, #2
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.09(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Charles McCarry is the author, most recently, of Christopher’s Ghosts, and has written ten acclaimed novels featuring Paul Christopher and his family (all available from Overlook). During the Cold War, he was an intelligence officer operating under deep cover in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

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The Tears of Autumn (Paul Christopher Series #2) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
f5 More than 1 year ago
Well written, engrossing thriller. Should take its' place in the pantheon of legitimate Kennedy assassination novels  along with Dellilo, Mailer and Elroy. This is not the work of the usual amateurish assassination hacks and hobbyists.
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