As a young double agent infiltrating the Soviet spy network in Nazi-occupied Paris, Andrew Hale finds himself caught up in a secret, even more ruthless war. Two decades later, in 1963, he will be forced to confront again the nightmare that has haunted his adult life: a lethal unfinished operation... show more
As a young double agent infiltrating the Soviet spy network in Nazi-occupied Paris, Andrew Hale finds himself caught up in a secret, even more ruthless war. Two decades later, in 1963, he will be forced to confront again the nightmare that has haunted his adult life: a lethal unfinished operation code-named Declare.From the corridors of Whitehall to the Arabian desert, from postwar Berlin to the streets of Cold War Moscow, Hale's desperate quest draws him into international politics and gritty espionage tradecraft—and inexorably drives Hale, the fiery and beautiful Communist agent Elena Teresa Ceniza-Bendiga, and Kim Philby, mysterious traitor to the British cause, to a deadly confrontation on the high glaciers of Mount Ararat, in the very shadow of the fabulous and perilous Ark.
Publish date: February 19th 2013
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 624
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Historical Fiction
, Spy Thriller
, Alternate History
Note: I have tried to write a review for this book like 6 times now, and even though I recognize that this is a very good book, I keep writing long rambling complaints about it. So I'm adding this note up front - I did like it, the 4 star rating isn't a mistake. Apparently, though, I only want to ta...
Where to begin? I should take a day off from work to write this one, but I can't.Just days ago I assumed I was going to give this book 3 stars. That reflected disappointment. The first couple hundred pages are... well, I guess the word is "slow". Many of the scenes held my interest but they did not ...
This is my second Powers novel and I have to admit I'm hooked. This guy can write!I've never been a true fan of political thrillers or espionage but this one grabbed me from the start. I love that his heroes aren't he men in constant armed or unarmed combat. The lack of gory and graphic violence was...
I did not finish reading this 591 page paperback. The writer is making an interesting fusion, of cold war spy book and fantasy. He has Kim Philby, Nazis, Soviets in a world with genies arising from the desert. It was overwritten and finally, I was unable to suspend disbelief any further.