The Prisoner's Wife by Gerard Macdonald

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The Prisoner's Wife is an intense, entertaining novel in the Greene tradition of dark, morally ambiguous spy stories.
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The Prisoner's Wife is a political thriller ripped from today's headlines –a tense trip through the murky worlds of state– sponsored terrorism, nuclear politics, secret American jails and lawless rendition. Shawn Maguire, unemployed American spy, has been paid to find a young Iranian now being interrogated in one of the CIA's black prisons. The prisoner may be in Fes, in Cairo or in Peshawar, but Shawn has every confidence that he'll find his man. Based on his time as an agent, it's an assignment he knows he can handle. But he's not so sure he can handle… the prisoner's wife.

Gerard Macdonald's The Prisoner's Wife takes a pulse-pounding look at the political intrigue in the Middle-East.

 

About Gerard Macdonald

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GERARD MACDONALD began his writing career with two young-adult novels, both of which he turned into TV series. Thereafter, he combined television and film scriptwriting-in Europe and the U.S.-with post-doctoral research in American politics. For the past three years he has been hard at work writing adult novels, the first of which is The Prisoner's Wife. Macdonald lives in west London.
 
Published May 8, 2012 by Thomas Dunne Books. 317 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
Apr 15 2012

Though this is McDonald's first adult novel, it boasts the assurance and authority of a veteran spymaster, making us feel like we've been reading this author for years.

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Publishers Weekly

Below average
Feb 06 2012

The action-starved plot sputters at times as Maguire ponders his past, present, and future.

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Tzer Island

Good
May 11 2012

The Prisoner's Wife is an intense, entertaining novel in the Greene tradition of dark, morally ambiguous spy stories.

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