The Tears of Autumn

Author(s): Charles McCarry

Crime Thriller Mystery

Paul Christopher, at the height of his powers as a secret agent, believes he knows who arranged JFK's assassination. But his theory is so destructive of the legend of Kennedy and so dangerous to the survival of foreign policy that he is ordered to drop his investigation. But Christopher is a man who lives by and for the truth, and his internal compunctions force him to the heart of the matter.


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'Possibly the greatest espionage novel ever written and certainly the most compelling effort to unravel the many secrets surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy' Otto Penzler, The New York Sun 'There is no better American spy novelist. It's like the best parts of ten John le Carre novels all put together' TIME 'Cool, intelligent - superbly readable - rich entertainment' The Sunday Times

Charles McCarry established an international reputation with the publication of his worldwide bestseller The Tears of Autumn in 1975, and altogether has written ten critically acclaimed espionage and crime novels featuring Paul Christopher, the most elegant of spies. Several of his books have foreshadowed events that at the time seemed too outlandish to be possible, such as 9/11 and the Bush/Gore election scandal. During the Cold War, he was an intelligence officer operating under deep cover in Europe, Africa and Asia, and he draws on his own experience when writing his books, giving them a tangible, believable feel.

General Fields

  • : 9780715645031
  • : Duckworth
  • : Duckworth
  • : February 2013
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2013
  • : books

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  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Charles McCarry