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Old Boys

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Old Boys

by Charles McCarry

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ISBN 10
1585675458
ISBN 13
9781585675456
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Woodstock, New York: Overlook Press. Hardcover. June 3, 2004. First Edition (stated) / full number line. Very Good+ book in a Near Fine jacket. Notes from prior owner on front free endpaper, otherwise interior is pristine. Spine is straight and tight; ends lightly bumped. Light edgewear to jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 476 pages.

Paul Christopher has vanished. The months pass, Pauls ashes are delivered by a Chinese official to the American consulate in Beijing and a memorial service is held in Washington. But Horace is not convinced that Paul is dead and gets the Old Boys back in the game to find Paul Christopher. Harassed by American intelligence and hunted by terrorists, Horace Christopher and the Old Boys travel the globe, from Xinjiang to Brazil, from Rome to Tel Aviv, Budapest to Moscow, in search of Paul and the unspeakably dangerous truth.

Synopsis

In his magnificent new novel, Charles McCarry returns to the world of his legendary character, Paul Christopher, the crack intelligence agent who is as skilled at choosing a fine wine as he is at tradecraft, at once elegant and dangerous, sophisticated and rough-and-ready. As the novel begins, Paul Christopher, now an aging but remarkably fit 70ish, is dining at home with his cousin Horace, also an ex-agent. Dinner is delicious and uneventful. A day later, Paul has vanished. The months pass, Paulís ashes are delivered by a Chinese official to the American consulate in Beijing and a memorial service is held in Washington. But Horace is not convinced that Paul is dead and, enlisting the support of six other retired colleagues—a sort of all-star backfield of the old Outfit—Horace gets the "Old Boys" back in the game to find Paul Christopher. They start with a photo found in Paulís study: a womanís hand holding a centuriesí old scroll, once in the possession of the Nazis and now sought by the U.S. government and Muslim extremists alike. Harassed by American intelligence, hunted by terrorists, Horace Christopher and the Old Boys travel the globe, from Xinjiang to Brazil, from Rome to Tel Aviv, Budapest to Moscow, in search of Paul and the unspeakably dangerous truth.

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Bookseller
Books of the World US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000002468
Title
Old Boys
Author
Charles McCarry
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good+
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
1585675458
ISBN 13
9781585675456
Publisher
Overlook Press
Place of Publication
Woodstock, New York
Date published
June 3, 2004
Keywords
fiction, political fiction, spy fiction, spy stories, espionage, intelligence, intelligence office, missing persons, spies, Paul Christopher
Bookseller catalogs
Intelligence & Espionage; Fiction; Mystery, Suspense, Detective, Crime;
Size
8vo

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