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Title:
Last days of the condor
Author:
Grady, James, 1949-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Forge, 2015.
Physical Description:
300 pages ; 25 cm
Summary:
Look in the mirror: You?re nobody anybody knows. You know pursuing the truth will get you killed. But you refuse to just fade away. So you?re designated an enemy of the largest secret national security apparatus in America?s history. Good guys or bad guys, it doesn?t matter: All assassins? guns are aimed at you. And you run for your life branded with the code name you made iconic: Condor. Everyone you care about is pulled into the gunsights. The CIA star young enough to be your daughter?she might shoot you or save you. The savvy political aide who lets love trump the law. The lonely woman your romantic dreams make a fugitive. The Middle Eastern child warrior you mentored into a master spy. Last Days of the Condor is the bullet-paced, ticking clock saga of America on the edge of our most startling spy world revolution since 9/11. Set in the savage streets and Kafkaesque corridors of Washington, DC, shot through with sex and suspense, with secret agent tradecraft and full-speed action, with hunters and the hunted, Last Days of the Condor is a breakneck saga of America?s secrets from muckraking investigative reporter and author James Grady.
General Note:
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Language:
English
Genre:
ISBN:
9780765378408
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Now on television: Condor, an AT&T Audience Network original series inspired by James Grady's first Condor novel.

Look in the mirror: You're nobody anybody knows. You know pursuing the truth will get you killed. But you refuse to just fade away.

So you're designated an enemy of the largest secret national security apparatus in America's history. Good guys or bad guys, it doesn't matter: All assassins' guns are aimed at you. And you run for your life branded with the code name you made iconic: Condor .

Everyone you care about is pulled into the gunsights. The CIA star young enough to be your daughter-she might shoot you or save you. The savvy political aide who lets love trump the law. The lonely woman your romantic dreams make a fugitive. The Middle Eastern child warrior you mentored into a master spy.

Last Days of the Condor is the bullet-paced, ticking clock saga of America on the edge of our most startling spy world revolution since 9/11. Set in the savage streets and Kafkaesque corridors of Washington, DC, shot through with sex and suspense, with secret agent tradecraft and full-speed action, with hunters and the hunted, Last Days of the Condor is a breakneck saga of America's secrets from muckraking investigative reporter and author James Grady.


Author Notes

JAMES GRADY is the New York Times bestselling author of Six Days of the Condor , which became the Robert Redford movie Three Days Of The Condor . Besides working as a screenwriter for CBS, FX, HBO, and major studios, his journalism includes street time as a muckraker for columnist Jack Anderson after Watergate and being a cultural columnist for AOL's PoliticsDaily.com. Born and raised in Montana, Grady and his wife, writer Bonnie Goldstein, live inside DC's Beltway.


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Booklist Review

*Starred Review* When he walks home from his job in the basement of the Library of Congress, Vin sees surveillance teams. He wonders whether he'll survive the walk. Is he paranoid? Well, maybe, but he's also Condor, a now-aged CIA agent recently released from an Agency mental hospital. And when one of his minders is murdered in Condor's apartment, he is once again on the run from his employer. Forty years ago, Grady introduced Condor (Three Days of the Condor), and a year later Robert Redford brought him to memorable large-screen life. On the run without his Agency-prescribed meds, Condor's mind begins to clear a bit, but he's facing a now nearly omniscient surveillance state and the possibility that the CIA has morphed into something more out-of-control than ever before. Grady's debut novel took wonderful advantage of post-Watergate cynicism about government. Now, with that cynicism at new levels, Grady paints an almost surreal portrait of an entire DC metro area teeming with assassins and fully consumed by secrets, spooks, and political witches. He also vividly renders Condor's dicey mental state. The resolution is a bit over the top, but cynical fans of spook fiction will love this one.--Gaughan, Thomas Copyright 2015 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

A man with the work name Vin assumes the CIA code name made famous by Grady's 1974 bestseller, Six Days of the Condor, in the slow, unengaging third novel in this spy series. A former agency operative put into protective custody years ago for reasons that aren't explained, Vin/Condor has a low-level job at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., where he sorts books discarded by military bases. His handler, Homeland Security agent Faye Dozier, checks in on him periodically. On one visit to Condor's apartment, Faye discovers her partner, known only as Bald Peter, crucified on a wall with his eyes gouged out. A confusing, ponderous chase ensues as Condor and Faye join forces to escape the assassins who killed Bald Peter and tried to frame Condor. The muddled mess of a plot is made worse by a mix of first-person and interior monologue that leaves the reader starved for context. Agent: David Hale Smith, Inkwell Management. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.