Second Sight

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Overlook Duckworth, Mar 1, 2011 - Christopher, Paul (Fictitious character) - 480 pages
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Since his re-emergence with the publication of The Old Boys and Christopher's Ghosts, Charles McCarry has been heralded as one of the select few novelists of espionage who manage to break out of their genre to shine as brilliant and unique. Second Sight is seventh in the series that follows the legendary spy Paul Christopher, a man ensnared by an insidious line of work-espionage- which threatens to take over all aspects of his life. Now retired and living the quiet life as a loving husband in Washington, Christopher has survived the battlefields of World War II, the undercover Cold War killing grounds, and imprisonment in China. But now, throughout the Arab world, U.S. agents are being kidnapped and brain-drained by an unidentified enemy armed with a diabolical new drug. Christopher's old friend and superior in 'the Outfit' calls with a request he feels he must take up. But what begins for Christopher as a global manhunt swiftly turns into something far closer to home. For the key to the danger he must defuse is a secret buried deep in his own perilous past.

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Second Sight: A Paul Christopher Novel

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McCarry has been on a roll thanks to the popularity ofOld Boys and his other hit espionage novels. This 1991 outing finds his signature character, Paul Christopher, called out of retirement to help ... Read full review

Second sight: a Paul Christopher novel

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A mixture of espionage, adventure, and family saga, this enthralling novel is the latest in McCarry's Paul Christopher series. Agents of "The Outfit,'' a CIA-like secret organization based in ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Charles McCarry was born in 1930 in Massachusetts, the son of farming parents. His varied career involved work as an editor, reporter, freelance writer, assistant to the Secretary of Labor in Washington, D.C.; and as National Geographic's editor-at-large. He has also worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). McCarry is married and has four children. Charles McCarry's experiences as a reporter and his work for the CIA are reflected in his discerning nonfiction chronicles and his suspenseful spy novels. Titles of note are "Citizen Nader," a compelling biography of government watchdog Ralph Nader; "Inner Circles: How America Changed the World: A Memoir" (1992), co-written with Alexander Haig; his spy novels, including "Second Sight" (1991) and "Shelley's Heart" (1995), featuring CIA agent Paul Christopher; and "Lucky Bastard" (1998). McCarry's fiction has been characterized as cynical, intense and gripping.

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