The Once and Future Spy by Robert Littell

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Robert Littell is a master storyteller of the highest caliber in the ranks of John le Carré, Len Deighton, and Graham Greene. The Once and Future Spy is a tale of espionage and counterespionage that reveals the dirty tricks and dangerous secrets of the subjects Littell knows best—the CIA and American history. When “the Weeder,” an operative at work on a highly sensitive project for “the Company,” encounters an elite group of specialists within the innermost core of the CIA protecting a clandestine plan, the present confronts the past and disturbing moral choices are weighed against a shining patriotic dream. Inventive, imaginative, and relentlessly gripping, The Once and Future Spy is Robert Littell at his most original.


 

About Robert Littell

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ROBERT LITTELL is the author of sixteen previous novels and the nonfiction book For the Future of Israel, written with Shimon Peres, president of Israel. He has been awarded both the English Gold Dagger and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for his fiction. His novel The Company was a New York Times bestseller and was adapted into a television miniseries. He lives in France.
 
Published April 27, 2004 by Penguin Books. 302 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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Sibley's electronic ear is supposed to be picking up only Soviet chatter, but he's been unable to resist tuning in on his loathsome CIA training classmate, a slimeball named Wanamaker--which is how he overhears Wanamaker's plans to smuggle enough uranium into Iran to result in a very convenient a...

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They get ""the Potter,"" former head of the KGB's sleeper agent school, to betray his best prot g , ""the Sleeper,"" sending the Potter on a cross-continent trek to rescue his student with the help of the Sleeper's ex-lover, a mortuary hair stylist.

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