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The good assassin : a novel, Paul Vidich

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The good assassin : a novel
Title
The good assassin
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Paul Vidich
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Paul Vidich follows up his acclaimed debut spy thriller with a suspenseful tale of Cold War espionage set in 1950s Cuba, as foreign powers compete to influence the outcome of a revolution. Former CIA Agent George Mueller arrives in Havana in August 1958--the last months before the fall of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista--to look into the activities of Toby Graham, a CIA officer suspected of harboring sympathies for the rebel forces fighting the unpopular Batista regime. Mueller knew Graham as an undergraduate and later they were colleagues in Berlin fighting the Soviet NKVD. Under the guise of their long acquaintance Mueller is recruited to vet rumors that Graham is putting weapons, covertly provided by the CIA to Batista, into the hands of Castro's forces. Public exposure of the CIA weapons mission, and the activity of one rogue agent, threaten to embarrass the agency. Mueller uncovers a world of deceit as the FBI, CIA, and State Department compete to influence the outcome of the revolution in the face of the brutal dictatorship's imminent collapse. Graham, meanwhile, is troubled by the hypocrisy of a bankrupt US foreign policy, and has fallen in love with a married American woman, Liz Malone. Paul Vidich has written a powerful story of ideals, passions, betrayals, and corrupting political rivalries in the months before Castro's triumphant march into Havana on New Year's Day 1959. This sequel showcases the widely praised talents of Paul Vidich, who Booklist says, "writes with an economy of style that acclaimed novelists might do well to emulate.""--
  • "Paul Vidich follows up his acclaimed debut spy thriller with a suspenseful tale of Cold War espionage set in 1950s Cuba, as foreign powers compete to influence the outcome of a revolution"--
  • Former CIA Agent George Mueller arrives in Havana in August 1958, just months before the fall of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. He's looking into the activities of Toby Graham, a CIA officer suspected of putting weapons, covertly provided by the CIA to Batista, into the hands of Castro's forces. As the FBI, CIA, and State Department compete to influence the outcome of the revolution in the face of the brutal dictatorship's imminent collapse, Graham is troubled by the hypocrisy of a bankrupt US foreign policy, and has fallen in love with a married American woman
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Summary
"Paul Vidich follows up his acclaimed debut spy thriller with a suspenseful tale of Cold War espionage set in 1950s Cuba, as foreign powers compete to influence the outcome of a revolution"--
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10552699
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DLC
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Vidich, Paul
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
George Mueller novels
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Cold War (1945-1989)
  • Cold War
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Spy stories
Target audience
adult
Label
The good assassin : a novel, Paul Vidich
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn962140968
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781501110429
Lccn
2016043656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962140968
Label
The good assassin : a novel, Paul Vidich
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn962140968
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781501110429
Lccn
2016043656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962140968

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