Once a Spy

Once a Spy

by Keith Thomson
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Once a Spy by Keith Thomson

With wit, adventure, and style to spare, this gripping and utterly original thriller is "a spy story that sticks" (The Dallas Morning News). 

When Charlie Clark takes a break from his latest losing streak at the track to bring home his Alzheimer’s-addled father, Drummond, they’re attacked by two mysterious shooters. At first, Charlie thinks his Russian “creditors” are employing aggressive collection tactics.  But once Drummond effortlessly hot-wires a car, Charlie discovers that his unassuming father was actually a deep cover CIA agent . . . and there is extremely sensitive information rattling around in his troubled mind.  Now the CIA wants to “contain” him, so the two embark on a wild chase through the labyrinthine world of national security that will force them to confront unspeakable danger, dark conspiracies, and what it means to be a father and son.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307473141
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/25/2011
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 637,003
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Keith Thomson is a former semipro baseball player in France, an editorial cartoonist for Newsday, a filmmaker with a short film shown at Sundance, and a screenwriter who currently lives in Alabama. He writes on intelligence and other matters for the Huffington Post.

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Once a Spy 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
embe1 More than 1 year ago
I found the characters in Once a Spy to be interesting, sad, and at times, funny. The premise was original and thought-provoking and I have recommended it to several friends.
bob53EB More than 1 year ago
This very quirky premise works in a manner that I would have never imagined before reading this novel. Taking a subject matter as serious as Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease and combine it with the "spy" world is genius as far as I'm concerned. This pairing provides fast paced action that I desire in a mystery/adventure story while bringing to light the truth that many people of my generation face today, that of caring for a parent who has part time diminished mental capabilities. Mr. Thomson should be congratulated for granting the reader a wonderful, hard-to-put-down thriller that is a must read for those who are partial to this genre.
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these books are good but, yikes, everything is so out there, gets crazy but then I can't put it down
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One of the best books I've read this summer. The plot is original and the characters had me laughing. Recommended to all the readers I know!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book!  It was fun, intriguing, and a little sad all at the same time.  I loved how the relationship between the father and son developed throughout the story; how they both changed.  Only a few curse words, no sex scenes, which I really appreciated.  I would highly recommend this book!
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Great read great concept love it
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michah More than 1 year ago
I was not expecting this to be as good as it was. Enjoy
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