These two seemingly discrete events set in motion a spiral of operational and personal intrigue, leading Christopher from the cafés of old Europe to the front lines of the Cold War in the Congo. As he secretly arranges the publication of a novel that could bring the Soviet system to its knees, he races to identify the leak that compromised his messenger and possibly the entire mission.
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"The absolute best thriller writer alive." (P.J. O'Rourke)
"Mr. McCarry's spy novels...are as much a part of our national literature as the works of Mark Twain, Raymond Chandler, and Ernest Hemingway and...belong on the shelves of anyone who thinks good books matter." (Otto Penzler)
My mother recommended this audiobook and I wholeheartedly agree with her recommendation. This book is elegantly written with an intricate, meticulously-drawn plot and multi-dimensional characters.
The writer, "Kamensky", was my favourite character because of his profound capacity to love.
No - but I thought this performance was wonderful.
The Secret Lovers is so much more than a spy thriller. It is a love story told with such elegant brilliance that it took my breath away.
This is without doubt the best love story/spy thriller I have encountered in many listens. The reader is great and it was surprising to me how well a male author captured female views. So many of these tales just want justify a womans roll in the ranks of spys and cops. This one was much more.
Winding sluggishly, the plot was improbable and often boring. A real disappointment since I loved all of McCarry's other books.
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