Now a TNT series starring Sean Bean
Robert Littell is the undisputed master of American spy fiction, hailed for his profound grasp of the world of international espionage. His previous novel, The Company, an international bestseller, was praised as "one of the best spy novels ever written" (Chicago Tribune). For his new novel, Legends, Littell focuses on the life of one great agent caught in a "wilderness of mirrors" where both remembering and forgetting his past are deadly options.
Martin Odum is a CIA field agent turned private detective, struggling his way through a labyrinth of past identities - "legends" in CIA parlance. Is he really Martin Odum? Or is he Dante Pippen, an IRA explosives maven? Or Lincoln Dittmann, Civil War expert? These men like different foods, speak different languages, have different skills. Is he suffering from multiple personality disorder, brainwashing, or simply exhaustion? Can Odum trust the CIA psychiatrist? Or Stella Kastner, a young Russian woman who engages him to find her brother-in-law so he can give her sister a divorce.
As Odum redeploys his dormant tradecraft skills to solve Stella's case, he travels the globe battling mortal danger and psychological disorientation. Part Three Faces of Eve, part The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, and always pure Robert Littell, Legendsfrom unforgettable opening to astonishing endingagain proves Littell's unparalleled prowess as a seductive storyteller.
|Publisher:||The Overlook Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Robert Littell's novels include the New York Times bestseller The Company, The October Circle, Mother Russia, The Amateur, The Once and Future Spy, An Agent in Place, The Visiting Professor, and Walking Back the Cat. A former Newsweek journalist, he is an American currently living in France.
Date of Birth:January 8, 1935
Place of Birth:Brooklyn, New York
Education:B.A., Alfred University, 1956
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Love the book and enjoy the series
The author knows his stuff but he is no Clancy. There is a lot of repitition that pads the book and is frankly distracting. The only saving grace is the main character ...all three of him. This is one of those rare times where the tv show is better than thebook.