The Double Game

The Double Game

by Dan Fesperman
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The Double Game by Dan Fesperman

Seattle Times Best Mystery of the Year

A Times of London Best Crime/Thriller Book of the Year

A few years before the fall of the Berlin Wall, spook-turned-novelist Edwin Lemaster reveals to up-and-coming journalist Bill Cage that he’d once considered spying for the enemy. For Cage, a fan who grew up as a Foreign Service brat in the very cities where Lemaster set his plots, the story creates a brief but embarrassing sensation. More than two decades later, Cage receives an anonymous note hinting that he should have dug deeper. Spiked with cryptic references to some of his and his father’s favorite old spy novels, the note is the first piece of a puzzle that will lead Cage back to Vienna, Prague, and Budapest in search of the truth, even as he discovers that the ghosts of Lemaster’s past eerily—and dangerously—still haunt the present. As the suspense steadily increases, decades of secrets begin to unravel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410454881
Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
Publication date: 02/06/2013
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 647
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Dan Fesperman’s travels as a writer have taken him to thirty countries and three war zones. Lie in the Dark won the Crime Writers’ Association of Britain’s John Creasey Memorial Dagger Award for best first crime novel, The Small Boat of Great Sorrows won their Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for best thriller, and The Prisoner of Guantánamo won the Dashiell Hammett Award from the International Association of Crime Writers. He lives in Baltimore.

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The Double Game 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read most of Dan Fesperman's books and have enjoyed them very much. This one was quite interesting because of all the spy novel references in the story. The list of these novels in the appendix made me realize I have a lot more reading to do in this field. Hopefully some of these old books have been reprinted. The tidbits about their authors in this novel were very informative. I enjoyed the locales and the clues to the mystery even though the finale wasn't as mysterious as I had hoped for. If you like reading spy novels then get this book as it is a great ode to that genre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago