The Midnight Swimmer by Edward Wilson

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Spawned in the bleak poverty of an East Anglian fishing port, Catesby is a spy with a big anti-establishment chip on his shoulder. He loves his country, but despises the class who run it. Loathed by the Americans and trusted by the Russians, Catesby is sent to negotiate a secret deal with Moscow to break the Cuban Missile Crisis deadlock. But before that can happen, Catesby meets the Midnight Swimmer, who has a chilling message for Washington. A sophisticated novel, full of twists and turns that merge historical fact with fiction. ""Outstanding third novel... Wilson is a master at working the history of the period-the Cuban missile crisis in particular-into his intricate tale of high political drama and deadly action.""-Publishers Weekly, March 12, 2012

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Published May 23, 2012 by Arcadia Books. 300 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Set in early 1960s Berlin and Cuba, Wilson’s outstanding third novel featuring the conflicted, disaffected British spy William Catesby (after 2011’s The Darkling Spy) offers a provocative look at the

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