The linguist served his paymasters for almost fourteen years and became the most important russian mole in british signals intelligence since german enigma decryptions were. These are a series of personal interviews with mossad bosses and operatives about the successes and failings they had in some of their famous missions in the past. An imperfect spy king county library system overdrive. An imperfect spy kate fansler, book 10 by amanda cross book cover, description, publication history. It is the best writing john le carre has ever done, and will ever do. The book deals with women negotiating or attempting to negotiate in a male dominated world and the male response to female behavior.
Log in or sign up to leave a comment log in sign up. An imperfect spy kate fansler book 11 kindle edition. Cross manages to keep this book as lighthearted and witty as any of the kate fansler mysteries, while depicting an institution as lethal as any cold war. The imperfect spy is the inside story of george trofimoff, an american civil servant and army reserve colonel, convicted in 2001 of. Perus shadowy spy chief sally bowen and jane holligan. An imperfect spy by amanda cross overdrive rakuten. Amanda cross sleuth kate fansler meets harriet who gets her involved in the death of the only tenured female professor at the schuyler law school. The complete history of israels intelligence community is a 1990 book by. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. As his fellow intelligence officers frantically search for him it becomes clear that, throughout most of his career, magnus worked as a spy for the czechoslovak secret service. Primes wife, rhona, wrote a book in 1984 about the prime affair, time of trial, but distanced herself from him during his imprisonment, and subsequently remarried.
The title of the book comes from the book of numbers. Well ive finished perfect spy, a biography of pham xuan an, who was a double agent during the vietnam american war. A perfect spy is the life story of magnus pym, a british intelligence officer and double agent. Article timothy garton ash, the imperfect spy, new york. Attracted to the earl by bronwen evans is book three in the imperfect lords series. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. Inspire a love of reading with prime book box for kids discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your first box. The many lives of vladimiro montesinos ediciones peisa, lima, peru, 2003, 493 p. Readers who arent persuaded by crosss boldest foray yet into the essayistic novel will be irritated that shes presuming on her genre. While guestteaching a semester at schuyler law school, kate fansl.
After attending his fathers funeral, pym mysteriously disappears. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading an imperfect spy kate fansler book 11. Robert littell is a veteran of the coldwar thriller of some 14 books standing, including the widely admired once and future spy and, most recently, the company, many of them published by the. Amanda cross professor kate fansler and her husband investigate the death of the only woman teacher at the sexist and chauvinist schuyler law school in new york city. In 1989, it was published in the united kingdom as the imperfect spies. It is a story of betrayal, greed, and treachery at an almost incomprehensible level.
Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle. The incredible double life of pham xuan an, time magazine reporter and vietnamese communist agent berman, larry on. Book 10 of 14 in the kate fansler mysteries series. Buy geoffrey prime, the imperfect spy first edition by d. They show that even though the mossad is the best spy organization in the world, its members are not superheros but just ordinary people with intelligence and heart to do their jobs. An imperfect spy kate fansler, book 10 by amanda cross. The many lives of vladimiro montesinos 9789972402838 by bowen sally holligan jane and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices.
Marilyn french a funny, snappish polemic on political correctitude that takes great relish in kates sardonic views. The many lives of vladimiro montesinos bowen sally holligan jane on. Conversely, wolf stated that the spy who came in from the cold was the only book he read for a period in the early 1960s, and was surprised how accurately it presented the reality within the east german security services. An imperfect spy kate fansler book 11 and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Thats not to say that its a better spy novel than tinker tailor or the spy who came in from the cold. Id definitely say pick this up if you enjoy spy stories or have any interest in vietnam at all. His first book, in 1989, the troika, was a sentimental memoir of his brother, the film director konrad wolf, and three other friends from their shared childhood in stalinist moscow. This is the story of guy neville and abigail pinehurst. An imperfect spy by amanda cross a kate fansler novel. Cole, in charge of the police investigation, wrote a book about the case after his retirement geoffrey prime. The lord spoke to moses, saying, send men that they may spy out the land of canaan, which i give to the children. Geoffrey prime was a soviet spy throughout the most intense years of the cold war.
The major theme in an imperfect spy is selfdetermination. A perfect spy is a semiautobiographical work written in first and thirdperson narration. The real book spy full coverage of all your favorite. Having lived in vietnam, i found the book deeply interesting. An imperfect spy kate fansler book 11 kindle edition by cross, amanda. If spycraft is what you crave, its here, but it definitely takes a back seat to everything else. The book was on the new york times best seller list for 12 weeks august 12, 1990 october 28. I have read the previous books, but feel you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so.1516 1147 1255 1396 633 1556 846 1336 467 26 118 56 375 95 100 959 1073 234 1603 519 1361 1021 1558 1187 434 1428 1565 1064 1130 885 942 1092 1336 1407 350 908 1191 466 701 120