Second Sight

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Overlook, Mar 31, 2009 - Fiction - 480 pages
12 Reviews
Since his reemergence with the publication of Old Boys, Charles McCarry has been heralded as one of the select few novelists of espionage who manage to break out of his genre to shine as a brilliant and unique novelist. Second Sight is seventh in the series that follows the legendary spy Paul Christopher-a man ensnared by a line of work that never failed to exert its insidious influence outside professional boundaries.

Now retired and living the quiet life as a loving husband in Washington, D.C., Christopher has survived battlefields of World War II, 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 command he feels he must obey. 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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Review: Second Sight (Paul Christopher #7)

User Review  - David Hoopes - Goodreads

It's hard to believe he wrote this in 1974. I guess it's a bit sad that the major political parties in the US don't seemed to have learned anything in 40 years. Read full review

Review: Second Sight (Paul Christopher #7)

User Review  - Erica Verrillo - Goodreads

Charles McCarry, author of the "Paul Christopher" series, has been hailed as "the best spy novelist writing today." (Miami Herald) There is some justification for that claim. McCarry, himself a "deep ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Charles McCarry is the author, most recently, of Christopher’s Ghosts, and has written ten acclaimed novels featuring Paul Christopher and his family (all available from Overlook). During the Cold War, he was an intelligence officer operating under deep cover in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

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