Walking Back the Cat by Robert Littell

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An immensely riveting post-Cold War thriller by the "American le Carre" (New York Times). A Soviet-era KGB agent, living undercover in New Mexico, and a disillusioned Gulf War veteran cross paths in a dangerous, deadly game set within the confines of an Apache-run gambling casino.

About Robert Littell

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Robert Littell is a former "Newsweek" journalist and the author of numerous notable spy thrillers including "The Company and Legends" that have elevated him to the genreas highest ranks.
Published May 1, 1997 by Overlook Hardcover. 224 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Instead, as Finn works it out with the help of Parsifal, the false defector who's actually a KGB agent sent to assassinate him, Parsifal himself has executed them all at the behest of the higher-ups who reactivated him four years after glasnost buried his deep-cover placement even deeper.

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The Indian sends Finn to the tribe's ""guardian angel,"" a local newspaper editor who in turn propels Finn into ambush with Parsifal.

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