Hopscotch by Brian Garfield
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Bored with retirement, an ex-spy challenges his old agency to a game

Miles Kendig is one of the CIA’s top deep-cover agents, until an injury ruins him for active duty. Rather than take a desk job, he retires. But the tawdry thrills of civilian life—gambling, drinking, sex—offer none of the pleasures of the intelligence game. Even a Russian agent’s offer to go to work against his old employers seems dull. Without the thrill of unpredictable conflict, Kendig skulks through Paris like the walking dead. To revive himself, he begins writing a tell-all memoir, divulging every secret he accumulated in his long career. Neither CIA nor KGB can afford to have it in print, and so he challenges them both: Until they catch him, a chapter will go to the publisher every week. Kendig’s life is fun again, with survival on the line.

About Brian Garfield

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Brian Garfield is the author of numerous suspense/adventure novels. His exepertise as a writer has resulted in his being published in such diverse fields as romance, gothic, Westerns, adventure, mystery, suspense, crime, history, film, and theatrical plays. Some 20 million copies of his books have been sold. He writes under at least eight names besides his own, including Brian Wynne, Frank Wynne, Jonas Ward, Drew Mallory, Frank O'Brian, Alex Hawk, John Ives, and Bennett Garland. His novel Death Wish was made into a 1974 film by Paramount Studios and starred Charles Bronson. Two novels, Gun Down and Hopscotch, were made into films. And two other novels, Wild Times and Relentless, were made into TV movies. The TV movie "Wild Times" was a mini-series starring Sam Elliott, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey, Jr. and many other Western movie actors, many of whom were personally selected by Garfield. He has served as the director of the Mystery Writers of America, and the President of the Western Writers of America.
Published February 14, 2012 by MysteriousPress.com/Open Road. 272 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Westerns. Fiction

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