A Gathering of Spies

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Penguin Publishing Group, Aug 1, 2001 - Fiction - 321 pages
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In 1943, America thought it had rounded up all the German spies on its soil. Now Germany's greatest weapon - a woman with special talents, both for tradecraft and for death - is headed home with critical information about the still-developing atomic bomb, and the Allies chief hope for stopping her is a British agent with agendas of his own. Originally recruited into MI5 to pose as a double agent, he's been telling Germans that he'd do anything to free his wife, a prisoner of a Polish concentration camp. This happens to be true. The question is: how much would he really do to set her free? Where are his loyalties exactly? As the two spies play cat-and-mouse across three countries, the ambiguities deepen, each figure showing new sides, each action providing new twists, until at last both agents are swept into a series of climaxes as breathtakingly unpredictable as they are inevitable.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A debut suspenser chock-full of the requisite genre elements—plus a lot more gore than even those specs call for.Katerina Heinrich is a Nazi agent. To leave it at that, however, is to understate ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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John Altman is a musician and freelance writer living in New York City. A graduate of Harvard, he comes from an extended family of writers, including the novelists Karen Bender, Aimee Bender, and Robert Anthony Siegel.

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