The Old Boys

The Old Boys

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'Thank God McCarry has written another book. I've been waiting years to find what happened to that old boy Paul Christopher' Elmore Leonard Paul Christopher, a crack ex-intelligence agent, has disappeared. Months later his ashes are delivered by a Chinese official to the American consulate in Beijing. But his cousin Horace, also an ex-agent, is not convinced Christopher is dead and decides to enlist the help of four other retired colleagues. Beginning with a photograph of a woman's hand holding a centuries-old scroll, once in the possession of the Nazis and now sought by the American government, the old boys' search takes them around the globe in their hunt for the truth.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 476 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 31mm | 397g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753819813
  • 9780753819814
  • 1,806,804

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'...makes full use of McCarry's trademark masterful handling of detail and atmosphere.' SUNDAY TIMES 'This sprawling fast-paced novel spans the globe and combines a modern thriller with an additional search for the Amphora Scoll ... It's a wild ride of a novel by a former Cold War undercover agent that, despite sounding far-fetched, is persuasively presented.' HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER
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About Charles McCarry

Former CIA officer, who started writing espionage fiction in the 1970s. Seen as the American le Carre.
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4 40% (196)
3 27% (129)
2 7% (33)
1 2% (12)
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