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The Unlikely Spy

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva's celebrated debut novel, The Unlikely Spy, is "A ROLLER-COASTER WORLD WAR II ADVENTURE that conjures up memories of the best of Ken Follett and Frederick Forsyth" (The Orlando Sentinel). "In wartime," Winston Churchill wrote, "truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies." For Britain's counterintelligence operations, this meant finding the unlikeliest agent imaginable--a history professor named Alfred Vicary, handpicked by Churchill himself to expose a highly dangerous, but unknown, traitor. The Nazis, however, have also chosen an unlikely agent. Catherine Blake is the beautiful widow of a war hero, a hospital volunteer--and a Nazi spy under direct orders from Hitler: uncover the Allied plans for D-Day...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 736 pages
  • 108 x 196 x 48mm | 521.63g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Signet
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0451209303
  • 9780451209306
  • 25,223

About Daniel Silva

Daniel Silva is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Unlikely Spy, The Mark of the Assassin, The Marching Season, and the Gabriel Allon series, including The Kill Artist, The English Assassin, The Confessor, A Death in Vienna, Prince of Fire, The Messenger, The Secret Servant, Moscow Rules, The Defector, The Rembrandt Affair, Portrait of a Spy, The Fallen Angel, The English Girl, The Heist, The English Spy, and The Black Widow. His books are published in more than thirty countries and are bestsellers around the world.show more

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-Evocative...memorable...a classic World War II espionage tale.---The Washington Post -Briskly suspenseful.---The New York Times -A satisfying and fast-paced World War II espionage thriller.---San Francisco Examiner -Bodies pile up, and Silva keeps the suspense keen as he advantage shifts back and forth between the good guys and the Nazis.---Los Angeles Times -[Silva] has clearly done his homework, mixing fact and fiction to delicious effect and building tension--with breathtaking double and triple turns of plot--like a seasoned pro.---People -Layers of depth and intrigue...Silva succeeds with panache.---USA Today -[A] tautly drawn thriller...Plenty of nail-biting scenes.---The New York Postshow more

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3 15% (2,358)
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