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The Resource Safe houses : a novel, Dan Fesperman

Safe houses : a novel, Dan Fesperman

Label
Safe houses : a novel
Title
Safe houses
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Dan Fesperman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A new novel from Dan Fesperman is always a twisty, well-plotted, intelligent delight. And Safe Houses is no exception. The germ of the story begins in West Berlin in 1979. Helen Abell oversees the CIA's network of safe houses, rare havens for field agents and case officers amidst the dangerous milieu of a city in the grips of the Cold War. But during her routine inspection of an agency property, she overhears a meeting between two people speaking a coded language that hints at shadowy realities and then, before much longer, she witnesses a second unauthorized encounter, one that will place her in the sightlines of the most ruthless and powerful man in the CIA. Her attempts to expose the crimes she has witnessed will bring about repercussions that reach across decades into the present day, when, in a farm town in Maryland, a young man is arrested for the double murder of his parents, and his sister takes it upon herself to find out why he did it . . . Those of us who are Fesperman fans know that his Cold War books are always tremendous fun, which resonate with the best of Le Carre and Tom Clancy. But with SAFE HOUSES he's also given us an intriguing murder mystery in a small town. And while Fesperman always gives us the most lifelike, layered, and thought-provoking characters, he's outdone himself with SAFE HOUSES two female leads, Helen Abell in 1979 Germany and Anna Shoat in present day Maryland. All of Dan Fesperman's prodigious talents are all on display with this wonderful new tale, from his gifts for historical recreation to technical know-how, to political intrigue. Crack the first few pages on this one and see if you don't agree"--
Tone
Writing style
Award
RUSA Reading List, 2019.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10677136
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fesperman, Dan
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3556.E778
LC item number
S24 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Murder
  • Conspiracies
  • Cold War
  • Suspense fiction
  • Spy stories
Target audience
adult
Label
Safe houses : a novel, Dan Fesperman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Borzoi Book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9780525520191
Lccn
2017058898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1006309689
  • (OCoLC)on1006309689
  • 591668
Label
Safe houses : a novel, Dan Fesperman
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Borzoi Book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9780525520191
Lccn
2017058898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1006309689
  • (OCoLC)on1006309689
  • 591668

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