By Robert Littell
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143037033, 400pp.)
Publication Date: April 25, 2006
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Robert Littell is today widely considered one of the true grand masters of American spy fiction, hailed for his profound grasp of the ambiguous world of international espionage, grippingly displayed in his thirteen novels. His most recent international bestseller, The Company, was praised as being "popular fiction at its finest" by the Washington Post Book World and as "one of the best spy novels ever written" by the Chicago Tribune. Now delving into one agent's labyrinth of memories and past identities"legends," in CIA parlanceLegends again displays Littell's unparalleled prowess as a seductive storyteller exploring the clandestine but always very human world of secret agents.
Robert Littell was born, raised, and educated in New York. A former Newsweek editor specializing in Soviet affairs, he left journalism in 1970 to write fiction full time. Connoisseurs of the spy novel have elevated Robert Littell to the genre's highest ranks, and Tom Clancy wrote that “if Robert Littell didn’t invent the spy novel, he should have.” He is the author of fifteen novels, including the New York Times bestseller The Company and Legends, the 2005 L.A. Times Book Award for Best Thriller/Mystery. He currently lives in France.
"Now and then novels come along of such originality and power that they blow me away. ...[Legends] makes it blazingly clear that Littell's is one of the most talented, most original voices in American fiction today." —The Washington Post
"Legends solidifies Mr. Littell's position among the pantheon of great espionage writers." - Otto Penzler, The New York Sun
"Robert Littell's convincing spy story is brimming with great characters." —New York Post