The Company

Robert Littell

2003 Nominee

CWA Silver Dagger

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21 November 2011
9781447216315
Synopsis

An engrossing, multigenerational, wickedly nostalgic yet utterly entertaining and candid saga, bringing to life through a host of characters – historical and imagined – nearly fifty years of this secretive and powerful organization.

Intelligent and ironic, Littell tells it like it was: CIA agents fighting not only the ‘good fight’ against foreign enemies, but sometimes the bad fight too. The ends justify such means as CIA-organized assassinations, covert wars, kidnappings, and the toppling of legitimate governments. Behind every manoeuvre and counter-manoeuvre, however, one question remains, which spans the length of the book . . . Who is the mole within the CIA?

An astonishing novel that captures the life-and-death struggle of an entire generation of CIA operatives during a long Cold War.

‘The best American spy writer currently at work’

Daily Telegraph