Edgar Award winner: Bored with retirement, an ex-spy challenges his old agency to a game
†Miles Kendig is one of the CIA’s top deep-cover agents, until an injury ruins him for active duty. Rather than take a desk job, he retires. But the tawdry thrills of civilian life—gambling, drinking, sex—offer none of the pleasures of the intelligence game. Even a Russian agent’s offer to go to work against his old employers seems dull. Without the thrill of unpredictable conflict, Kendig skulks through Paris like the walking dead.†To revive himself, he begins writing a tell-all memoir, divulging every secret he accumulated in his long career. Neither CIA nor KGB can afford to have it in print, and so he challenges them both: Until they catch him, a chapter will go to the publisher every week. Kendig’s life is fun again, with survival on the line.
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Synopsis/blurb...... Winner of the 1976 Edgar Award for Best Novel Bored with retirement, an ex-spy challenges his old agency to a game Miles Kendig is one of the CIA’s top deep-cover agents, until an ... Read full review
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Winner of the 1976 Edgar Award, Garfield's novel finds retired CIA op Miles Kendig looking to get back into the game. He threatens to reveal American and Soviet secrets and becomes a target of both. Read full review