The Defection of A.J. Lewinter

The Defection of A.J. Lewinter

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A masterpiece of irony and intrigue, deftly and dazzlingly plotted, "The Defection of A.J. Lewinter" is the novel that established Robert Littell as a master of the Cold War thriller and immediately elevated him to the ranks of John le Carr?, Len Deighton, and Graham Greene. A.J. Lewinter is an American scientist, for years an insignificant cog in America's complex defense machinery. Now he is playing both sides against the middle-telling the Russians he wants to defect and tantalizing them with U.S. military secrets he claims to posses. But is his defection genuine? Neither the Russians nor the Americans are sure, and as each side struggles to anticipate its opponent's next move, Lewinter is swept up in a terrifying chess match of deceit and treachery.
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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 20.32mm | 294.83g
  • Australia
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142003468
  • 9780142003466
  • 2,192,608

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"Breathtaking inventiveness . . . A perfect little gem, one of the best Cold War thrillers I've read in years." (Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, "The New York Times")
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