Little America

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Vintage, 2002 - Fiction - 416 pages
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In this suspenseful and atmospheric spy novel in the tradition of Graham Greene and John le Carr, Henry Bromell unfolds a labyrinthine tale of intrigue and moral ambiguity.

In 1958, at the height of the Cold War, CIA agent Mack Hooper arrived in the tiny middle-eastern kingdom of Kurash with a mission to befriend and protect its inexperienced young ruler. Now, forty years later, the country no longer exists and Mackís son Terry is trying to piece together his fatherís story. Was he a friend to the young king, or a diplomat-seducer sent to betray him? And what happened to the lost kingdom? Moving deftly between the feudal world of Kurash and the martini-washed enclaves of the American spies, Little America is a riveting and unexpectedly moving tale of honor and betrayal as well as a brilliant evocation of espionage in the darkest days of the Cold War.

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It did not really take me a month to read this book - I read a book club book and some other stuff at the same time (something I don't usually do). For its genre, I thought Little America was very ... Read full review

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Complicated and thought-provoking. If you have ever wondered what it means when CIA 'involvement' in another country is discussed, read this book. It's an eye-opener. Read full review


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He is currently a writer and consulting producer for the Showtime series Homeland.

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