The Spy who Jumped Off the Screen

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Viking, 2012 - Fiction - 386 pages
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A former soldier turned movie star turned spy must stop a catastrophic nuclear weapons deal.

This gripping thriller from Thomas Caplan propels readers around the globe-from Hollywood to Rome, the Black Sea to the Mediterranean-and to the very brink of nuclear abyss.

The novel's charismatic hero, former covert operative Ty Hunter, has become, almost by accident, the number one film star in the world. When he is recruited on a clandestine mission to thwart the transfer of nuclear warheads into rogue hands, he must deploy every skill he has as an actor, soldier, and spy. Donning his fame as a disguise, Ty matches wits and muscle with the enigmatic billionaire Ian Santal and his nefarious protégé Philip Frost-two supremely sophisticated adversaries- even as he falls in love with the entrancing young woman closest to them both, the jewelry designer Isabella Cavill.

In prose that is both elegant and powerful, The Spy Who Jumped Off the Screen gives us a breakneck parable of good and evil-and a hero in the tradition of James Bond and Jason Bourne, who is sure to become an icon of the genre.

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An interesting plot and storyline. - Goodreads
Caplan's writing style is not appealing to me. - Goodreads
Sex scenes that are a great argument for chastity. - Goodreads
Caplan is not a bad writer. - Goodreads

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User Review  - MSWallack - LibraryThing

This book had it all: Poorly conceived characters, a complete lack of tension, a totally forseeable plot, and eye-roll inducing dialogue. Stay away. Stay very far away. Read full review

Review: The Spy Who Jumped Off the Screen: A Novel

User Review  - Caroline - Goodreads

I got this at the airport to replace 'Grand Solo for Anton'. Another miss. Thought the intro by Clinton promised a great mystery but it is so cliche, I quit reading it less than a quarter of the way through. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Thomas Caplan, a founder of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, is the author of three previous novels, Line of Chance, Parallelogram, and Grace and Favor. He lives in Maryland.

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