A Spy's Life

by Henry Porter | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0752848062 Global Overview for this book
Registered by AngelChild of Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on 5/29/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by AngelChild from Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Saturday, May 29, 2004
Don't fancy this one.....hope someone else likes it :o)

Henry Porter's A Spy's Life surpasses even its predecessor Remembrance Day, which achieved an unprecedented amount of enthusiastic word of mouth. Here, he brilliantly blends the thriller elements into a bizarre and surrealistic narrative that constantly surprises the reader.
A massive air crash in New York kills 19 people, most of them working for the United Nations. The only survivor is a British ex-spy, Robert Harland. After a traumatic encounter with torture in Czechoslovakia during the Velvet Revolution, he is now working for the UN in a low-key, non-espionage role. Anyone familiar with the genre will know that attempts to retire from the spy trade are always doomed to failure, and Harland's freak survival of the plane crash soon makes him public property again. The FBI and other shadowy forces are keen to find out what he was doing on the plane. And as Harland speedily finds himself in lethal situations again, his life is further complicated by the appearance of a young man claiming to be his son by Eva, a young Czech agent with whom Harland was in love. With a mass murderer called Viktor Lipnik figuring into the equation, the reader is quickly beguiled by the kind of highly dangerous pyrotechnics that distinguished John le Carré's early books. In fact, the influence of le Carré's finest book, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, is evident here, and it's a measure of Porter's success that he is more than able to hold his own in this august company.

Released on Tuesday, June 01, 2004 at Posted In Kent UK To London UK in Royal Mail, A Trade Controlled Releases.

Sent to LeighBCD as a trade....

Journal Entry 3 by LeighBCD on Saturday, June 05, 2004
thanks very much caffcaff... the book arrived yesterday. I like thrillers so I am sure I will enjoy this. I will be back!!

Journal Entry 4 by LeighBCD on Monday, October 04, 2004
When I first started reading this book, I really liked it but at some point in the middle the author lost me. Not sure why... anyway, I think fans of spy novels would like this. I am only a so-so fan of the genre so I am happy to pass on the rest of this book and move on to the next one in the TBR pile!

This will be released into the wild in due course.

Journal Entry 5 by LeighBCD at Nightingale Lane in Clapham, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, December 17, 2004
Released on Friday, December 17, 2004 at about 1:00:00 AM BX time (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) at Bus-stop, Nightingale Lane, Clapham in London, England United Kingdom.


Released by the bus stop - I hope whoever finds this book enjoys it and discovers the wonders of Bookcrossing! Read this book and Release it!!! Thanks

Journal Entry 6 by felipesb from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, December 17, 2004
Very nice system to share books. I'll give it a try although I'm not a big fan of thrillers. I'll keep you inform.

Journal Entry 7 by Taleovi from Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 30, 2006
I have heard about book crossing but I never thought that I will find one of those books.It was this morning walking to clapham south station, I was going to work (in Oxford)after a long and nice weekend with the guapiest man in the world (my boyfriend), so I was not very happy of going back to reality and this book put a smile in my face and made me think that the magic has not finish with the weekend................


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