Cover image for The Miernik dossier.
The Miernik dossier.
McCarry, Charles.
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Publication Information:
New York : Saturday Review Press [1973]

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278 pages ; 22 cm
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Cool and urbane, Paul Christopher is the perfect American agent, but now even he can't tell good from bad in a maze of double- and triple-cross. As a group of international agents embarks on a trip from Switzerland to Sudan, Christopher knows he has to find the one plotting bloody terrorism - and god help the world if he is wrong.

Author Notes

Charles McCarry was born in 1930 in Massachusetts, the son of farming parents. His varied career involved work as an editor, reporter, freelance writer, assistant to the Secretary of Labor in Washington, D.C.; and as National Geographic's editor-at-large. He has also worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). McCarry is married and has four children.

Charles McCarry's experiences as a reporter and his work for the CIA are reflected in his discerning nonfiction chronicles and his suspenseful spy novels. Titles of note are "Citizen Nader," a compelling biography of government watchdog Ralph Nader; "Inner Circles: How America Changed the World: A Memoir" (1992), co-written with Alexander Haig; his spy novels, including "Second Sight" (1991) and "Shelley's Heart" (1995), featuring CIA agent Paul Christopher; and "Lucky Bastard" (1998). McCarry's fiction has been characterized as cynical, intense and gripping.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

A good companion to le Carre, McCarry's 1973 espionage novel finds several international agents together on a car trip from Switzerland to the Sudan. The story unfolds through a series of dossier entries written by each character. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.