Vicious Circle

Vicious Circle : A Novel of Complicity

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"The New York Times" bestselling author Robert Littell presents a suspenseful and brilliantly topical new thriller that looks at the cycle of political violence in the Middle East. In the near future, an unprecedented Arab-Israeli settlement is brokered by a visionary female president of the United States. But this historic moment is shattered when a well-known fundamentalist rabbi is taken hostage by a legendary Palestinian terrorist. As the Israelis close in, the hostage and the hostage taker develop bizarre bonds and form a terrifying alliance. In the tradition of John le Carre and Graham Greene, Littell dissects the culture of violence by searchingthe corrupted consciences of the people ensnared within it."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 17.78mm | 272.15g
  • London (Londyn), United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 014311266X
  • 9780143112662
  • 1,565,292

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"A searing, thrilling, intelligent and often blackly funny book . . . [by] the finest American writer of espionage fiction."-John Connolly, author of The Black Angel"Muscularly plotted suspense"- The Washington Post"A suspenseful and serious thriller."- Kirkus Reviews starred review "A tale to hold its own with . . . John le CarrT's The Little Drummer Girl . . . and Robert Stone's Damascus Gate.L "- Booklist , starred review
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"A searing, thrilling, intelligent and often blackly funny book . . . [by] the finest American writer of espionage fiction."
-John Connolly, author of "The Black Angel"
"Muscularly plotted suspense"
-"The Washington Post"
"A suspenseful and serious thriller."
-"Kirkus Reviews"starred review "A tale to hold its own with . . . John le CarrT's "The Little Drummer Girl" . . . and Robert Stone's "Damascus Gate.L""
-"Booklist," starred review
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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."
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Rating details

267 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
5 19% (50)
4 31% (84)
3 35% (93)
2 12% (31)
1 3% (9)
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