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The prodigal spy by Joseph Kanon

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Published by Dell in New York .
Written in English


  • Americans,
  • Conspiracies,
  • American Communists,
  • Travel,
  • Fathers and sons,
  • Fiction

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Edition Notes

StatementJoseph Kanon
LC ClassificationsPS3561.A476 P76 1999x
The Physical Object
Pagination537 p. ;
Number of Pages537
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24743076M
ISBN 100440225345
ISBN 109780440225348

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Edgar Award—winning Kanon (Los Alamos, ) returns with a Cold War spy tale. Opening with a chilling re-creation of the Red Scare days of the early s, the story soon leads to the questioning of one Walter Kotlar by the House Un-American Activities Committee. Kotlar, as the reader knows instinctively, can—t be a spy—but when a woman scheduled to testify before the committee is Author: Joseph Kanon. Walter Kotlar is the epitome of the American dream, the son of working class immigrants who attends Yale and becomes part of the establishment, but he is caught up in the ’50s fear of the ‘red menace’ and forced to testify before the Committee on Un-American Activities. He seems a . The Prodigal Spy Joseph Kanon, Author Broadway Books $25 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. ARTICLES. When Hollywood's .   On Janu , Evan Smoak returns to action in Prodigal Son, the next must-read thriller from New York Times bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz. Smoak, also known as Orphan X (a once government-trained assassin) and the Nowhere Man (a tough-as-nails vigilante) will attempt to adjust to life as a normal citizen when readers catch back.

The Prodigal Spy is a story of fathers and sons and the loyalties that transcend borders, and of a young man’s search for the truth buried in his own past, when a national drama was made personal and history itself became a crime story.   Joseph Kanon is the internationally bestselling author of eight novels, which have been published in twenty-four languages, including: Los Alamos, which won the Edgar Award for best first novel, The Good German, which was made into a film starring George Clooney and Cate Blanchett, The Prodigal Spy, Alibi, which earned Kanon the Hammett Award of the International Association of Crime Brand: Random House Publishing Group.   That book didn't quite work, with the author spending too much time on atmosphere and the characters and not enough time on the plot. After all, in my book you read a thriller for the plot - if you want great characters and atmosphere, read Flaubert or Bellow. With "The Prodigal Spy," however, Mr. Kanon has definitely hit a home run/5(6). The Prodigal Spy, set in the aftermath of the Manhattan Project, offers a glimpse at cold war espionage and a very personal story about the effects of McCarthyism and the paranoia that it spawned. Once again, Kanon effortlessly weaves together history and fiction in prose that is thick with period details. The real achievement of the book /5().

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