Friday, September 19, 2008

New in Paperback: CHRISTOPHER'S GHOSTS by Charles McCarry

Charles McCarry's electrifying Christopher's Ghosts is now available in a handsome trade paperback edition from Overlook. In McCarry's first work since the astonishing revival of his legendary espionage novels, Paul Christopher is back–but so is the only adversary that ever eluded him. The grand tale begins in Europe in the late thirties, where a young Christopher and his family are struggling against the rise of Nazi totalitarianism in Berlin, even as he wrestles with a doomed love affair and bears witness to an unspeakable atrocity committed by a remorseless S.S. officer. The action spans oceans and time to the height of the Cold War in Europe, when the S.S. man emerges out of the ruins of postwar Germany to destroy the last living witness to his crime. It’s a case of tiger chasing tiger as Christopher is pursued by the only man alive who can match his tradecraft or his instincts. As he edges toward the final confrontation with this mortal enemy, Christopher is forced to operate in the one theater he had thought he had mastered—his own past.

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