The Once and Future Spy
Robert Littell is a master storyteller of the highest caliber in the ranks of John le Carre, Len Deighton, and Graham Greene. The Once and Future Spy is a tale of espionage and counterespionage that reveals the dirty tricks and dangerous secrets of the subjects Littell knows best the CIA and American history. When the Weeder, an operative at work on a highly sensitive project for the Company, encounters an elite group of specialists within the innermost core of the CIA protecting a clandestine plan, the present confronts the past and disturbing moral choices are weighed against a shining patriotic dream. Inventive, imaginative, and relentlessly gripping, The Once and Future Spy is Robert Littell at his most original."
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 134.6 x 221.5 x 16.5mm | 276.7g
- 27 Apr 2004
- Penguin Publishing Group
- Penguin Books
- New York, NY, United States
"An unusual, absorbing book that should keep you riveted." The New York Times Book Review"Eric Ambler invented the modern spy novel. Robert Littell perfected it. The Once and Future Spy is a classic spy story." Stephen Coonts"
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 fifteen novels, including the "New York Times" bestseller "The Company and Legends," the 2005 "L.A. Times" Book Award for Best Thriller/Mystery. He currently lives in France."