Charles McCarry is the author, most recently, of the critically acclaimed thriller Christopher's Ghosts. His other much-praised novels include "The Miernik Dossier", "The Last Supper" and "Old Boys". During the Cold War he was an intelligence officer operating under deep cover in Europe, Africa and Asia.
'There is no better American spy novelist. It's like the best parts of ten John le Carre novels all put together ' - Time. 'Charles McCarry's masterpiece... would be intriguing even if told in pedestrian prose, but the grace of its writing gives it a special dimension... beautifully written, its conspiracy theory still intrigues and it most assuredly is a classic' - Washington Post. 'The best writer of intelligence and political novels in the world' - Boston Globe. 'Cool, intelligent - superbly readable - rich entertainment' - Sunday Times. 'Ranks up there with Le Carre in a select class of two' - Daily Mail. 'Possibly the greatest espionage novel ever written and certainly the most compelling effort to unravel the many secrets surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy' - Otto Penzler, New York Sun.