George Mueller

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An Honorable Man Publisher's Summary

Publishers Weekly Top Ten Mysteries & Thrillers of Spring 2016

A debut espionage novel in the style of Alan Furst and John le Carré, An Honorable Man is a chilling Cold War spy thriller set in 1950s Washington, DC.

Washington DC, 1953. The Cold War is heating up: McCarthyism, with all its fear and demagoguery, is raging in the nation's capital, and Joseph Stalin's death has left a dangerous power vacuum in the Soviet Union.

The CIA, meanwhile, is reeling from a double agent within their midst. Someone is selling secrets to the Soviets, compromising missions around the globe. Undercover agents have been assassinated, and anti-Communist plots are being cut short in ruthlessly efficient fashion. The CIA director knows any news of the traitor, whose code name is Protocol, would be a national embarrassment and compromise the entire agency.

George Mueller seems to be the perfect man to help find the mole: Yale educated; extensive experience running missions in Eastern Europe; an operative so dedicated to his job that it left his marriage in tatters. The director trusts him. Mueller, though, has secrets of his own, and as he digs deeper into the case, making contact with a Soviet agent, suspicion begins to fall on him as well. Until Protocol is found, no one can be trusted, and everyone is at risk.

©2016 Paul Vidich (P)2016 Simon & Schuster
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  • Book 1

    • An Honorable Man

    • A Novel
    • By: Paul Vidich
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Washington DC, 1953. The Cold War is heating up: McCarthyism, with all its fear and demagoguery, is raging in the nation's capital, and Joseph Stalin's death has left a dangerous power vacuum in the Soviet Union. The CIA, meanwhile, is reeling from a double agent within their midst. Someone is selling secrets to the Soviets, compromising missions around the globe. Undercover agents have been assassinated, and anti-Communist plots are being cut short in ruthlessly efficient fashion.

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    • Parody?

    • By Edgar on 01-29-18

    Regular price: $17.00

  • Book 2

    • The Good Assassin

    • A Novel
    • By: Paul Vidich
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Former CIA agent George Mueller arrives in Havana in August 1958 - the last months before the fall of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista - to look into the activities of Toby Graham, a CIA officer suspected of harboring sympathies for the rebel forces fighting the unpopular Batista regime. Mueller knew Graham as an undergraduate, and later they were colleagues in Berlin fighting the Soviet NKVD. Under the guise of their long acquaintance, Mueller is recruited to vet rumors that Graham is putting weapons into the hands of Castro's forces.

    Regular price: $17.00