A nervous courier delivers the handwritten manuscript of a dissident Russian novel to Paul Christopher early one morning in West Berlin.  Minutes after the hand-off, the courier's spine is neatly snapped by an impact with a passing black sedan.  Meanwhile, in Rome, Christopher's wife Cathy takes a famous film director as a lover to stir her husband out of the stoicism that defines his personality.


Charles McCarry

McCarry served in the United States Army, where he was a correspondent for Stars and Stripes, has been a small-town newspaperman, and was a speechwriter in the Eisenhower administration. From 1958 to 1967 he worked for the CIA, under deep cover in Europe, Asia, and Africa. However, his cover was not as a writer or journalist. 

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Series: Paul Christopher

Year of Publication
Book Number (in series)
Review THE SECRET LOVERS - Charles McCarry
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - The Secret Lovers, Charles McCarry
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, October 4, 2008

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