Declare: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 624 pages
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As a young double agent infiltrating the Soviet spy network in Nazi-occupied Paris, Andrew Hale finds himself caught up in a secret, even more ruthless war. Two decades later, in 1963, he will be forced to confront again the nightmarethat has haunted his adult life: a lethal unfinished operation code-named Declare. From the corridors of Whitehall to the Arabian desert, from post-war Berlin to the streets of Cold War Moscow, Hale's desperate quest draws him into international politics and gritty espionage tradecraft -- and inexorably drives Hale, the fiery and beautiful Communist agent Elena Teresa Ceniza-Bendiga, and Kim Philby, mysterious traitor to the British cause, to a deadly confrontation on the high glaciers of Mount Ararat, in the very shadow of the fabulous and perilous Ark.

 

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User Review  - SESchend - LibraryThing

Any book that reads for 100 pages like a Le Carre spy novel before it diverts into the fantastic is a blast. If you don't mind [fantastic elements non-spoiled] and Cold War conspiracies mashed together, this is a book for you. Read full review

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User Review  - Shrike58 - LibraryThing

Powers' entry in the category of the genre of occult intelligence & police procedural novels I admire more than I like, probably because the format of the long immersive novel is usually not to my ... Read full review

Contents

EPIGRAPH
Kuwait 1963
EIGHT
Know Not Think
AinalAbd 1963
ELEVEN
Berlin 1945
Beirut 1963
Beirut 1963Wabar 1948
Desperately he hoped that as many as four of them might be survivors
AFTERWORD
OTHER BOOKS BY TIM POWERS
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Tim Powers is the author of numerous novels including Hide Me Among the Graves, Three Days to Never, Declare, Last Call, and On Stranger Tides, which inspired the feature film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. He has won the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award twice, and the World Fantasy Award three times. He lives in San Bernardino, California.

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