An Honorable Man

An Honorable Man

Large Print - 2016 | Large print ed
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Washington D.C., 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.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, c2016
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410490766
1410490769
Branch Call Number: LP FIC Vidi
Characteristics: 363 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

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Jul 28, 2016

An excellent debut. Circa Washington DC, 1953, the CIA has a leak, Stalin has just died and a Red purge has begun. All this puts pressure on the CIA Director to find his mole quickly before all heck breaks loose. Moody and atmospheric, and with wonderful turn of phrases, I highly recommend this novel!

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ChristchurchLib Jun 12, 2016

In this leisurely paced historical spy novel, it's 1953, the Cold War is underway, and the USSR has made dangerous inroads into the CIA, causing the deaths of several American agents. George Mueller is tasked with unearthing the double agent, code-named Protocol. But his investigation -- which includes making contact with a Soviet agent -- causes suspicion to fall on him, too. Inspired by the life of troubled spy James Speyer Kronthal, this debut is one for fans of John le Carré or Charles Cumming.

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