An engrossing, multigenerational, wickedly nostalgic yet utterly entertaining and candid saga, bringing to life through a host of characters - historical and imagined - nearly fifty years of this secretive and powerful organization.
Intelligent and ironic, Littell tells it like it was: CIA agents fighting not only the `good fight' against foreign enemies, but sometimes the bad fight too. The ends justify such means as CIA-organized assassinations, covert wars, kidnappings, and the toppling of legitimate governments. Behind every manoeuvre and counter-manoeuvre, however, one question remains, which spans the length of the book . . . Who is the mole within the CIA?
An astonishing novel that captures the life-and-death struggle of an entire generation of CIA operatives during a long Cold War.
`The best American spy writer currently at work'
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About Robert Littell
Connoisseurs of the literary spy thriller have elevated Robert Littell to the genre's highest ranks - along with John le Carre, Len Deighton and Graham Greene. Littell's novels include The Defection of A.J. Lewinter, The October Circle, Mother Russia, The Amateur (which was made into a feature film), The Once and Future Spy, An Agent in Place and Walking Back the Cat. A former Newsweek journalist, Robert Littell is American, currently living in France.
The Company: A Novel of the CIA by Robert Littell
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Short-listed for CWA Silver Dagger 2003 (UK)
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