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Now a TNT series starring Sean Bean, from the producers of"24" and"Homeland"
Martin Odum is a one-time CIA field agent turned private detective in Brooklyn, struggling his way through a labyrinth of memories and past identities- legends in Agency parlance. But who is Martin Odum? Is he a creation of the Legend Committee at the CIA s Langley headquarters? Is he suffering from multiple personality disorder, brainwashing, or simply exhaustion? Widely considered one of the true grand masters of American spy fiction, Robert Littell shifts focus from the broad Cold War canvas of his international bestseller "The Company "to the life of a single CIA operative caught in a contradictory wilderness of mirrors in which remembering the past and forgetting it are both deadly options."
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  • Paperback | 385 pages
  • 142 x 218 x 26mm | 359.99g
  • Penguin Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • 0143127403
  • 9780143127406
  • 938,006

About Robert Littell

Robert Littell was born, raised, and educated in New York. A former "Newsweek "editor specializing in Soviet affairs, he left journalism in 1970 to write fiction full time. Connoisseurs of the spy novel have elevated Robert Littell to the genre's highest ranks, and Tom Clancy wrote that if Robert Littell didn t invent the spy novel, he should have. He is the author of eighteen novels, including the" New York Times" bestseller "The Company "and "Legends," the 2005 "L.A. Times "Book Award for Best Thriller/Mystery."
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"Now and then novels come along of such originality and power that they blow me away. ..."[Legends] "makes it blazingly clear that Littell's is one of the most talented, most original voices in American fiction today."" The Washington Post"""Legends"solidifies Mr. Littell's position among the pantheon of great espionage writers." - Otto Penzler, "The New York Sun"
"Robert Littell's convincing spy story is brimming with great characters." "New York Post""
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3 27% (285)
2 8% (81)
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