The Spy Who Jumped Off the Screen by Thomas Caplan
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A stunningly clever idea lies at the heart of this sophisticated thriller. Former covert operative Ty Hunter has become, almost by accident, the number one film star in the world. Recruited for a clandestine mission to prevent the theft of nuclear warheads, he deploys every skill he has as an actor, soldier, and spy to match wits and muscle with an enigmatic billionaire and his nefarious protégé—even as he falls for the entrancing woman closest to them both.
            Racing from Hollywood to the Black Sea, Camp David to Prague, The Spy Who Jumped Off the Screen is an electrifying novel with a hero who is sure to become an icon of the genre.

 

About Thomas Caplan

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THOMAS CAPLAN, a founder of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, is the author of three previous novels, Line of Chance, Parallelogram, and Grace and Favor. He lives in Maryland.
 
Published January 10, 2012 by Penguin Books. 402 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The denouement comes at Gibraltar, where good guys and bad guys meet aboard Santal's yacht, Surpass.

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Publishers Weekly

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Leading man Ty Hunter, “the number one box-office star in the world,” uses his good looks, acting ability, and celebrity the way other action heroes use their ninja warrior and advanced weaponry skills in this well-crafted but subdued thriller from Caplan (Grace and Favor).

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BC Books

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The first 200 pages of the novel are filled with stops and starts and a meandering plot that had me hard pressed to read a whole chapter every night, and tempted me to put the novel away and not finish it.

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BC Books

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In an attempt to join the lofty heights of ‘Spy Fiction’ idols Ian Fleming (James Bond), Charles McCarry (Paul Christopher), John le Carré, Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy, Thomas Caplan and his Movie Star Spy, Ty Hunter, aim for the sun, but like Icarus he rapidly falls.

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Reviewing the Evidence

(She never gives her position away to Frost despite having lost the most important person in her life.) In the end, it just takes too much suspension of belief to swallow this thriller's plot, despite its promising premise.

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Seattle PI

In an attempt to join the lofty heights of 'Spy Fiction' idols Ian Flemming (James Bond), Charles McCarry (Paul Christopher), John le Carré, Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy, Thomas Caplan and his Movie Star Spy, Ty Hunter aims for the sun, but like Icarus he rapidly falls.

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Portland Book Review

The pace of the plot does eventually pick up, and one becomes intrigued with the overall mission of the main character, which, in a sense, is to save the world at the request of the president of the United States.

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Chicago Sun Times

In The Spy Who Jumped Off the Screen, writer Thomas Caplan comes up with a dynamite premise for a thriller.

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