An Honorable Man

An Honorable Man

A Novel

Book - 2016 | First Emily Bestler BooksAtria Books hardcover edition.
Average Rating:
Rate this:
3
"This gripping first novel in a spy thriller series, set in Washington D.C. at the height of the Red Scare, investigates a double agent in the CIA whose betrayals threaten to compromise the two lead investigators, the Agency, and the entire nation"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Emily Bestler Books/Atria,, 2016.
Edition: First Emily Bestler BooksAtria Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781501110382
1501110381
Characteristics: 278 pages

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment
r
rlbeekman
Mar 16, 2019

The historical period and the mix of circumstances -- early 50s McCarthyism, the "lavender scare," double agents and defectors in the intelligence services on both sides of the iron curtain -- are promising. But this book seems to be the outcome of a kind of slackly constructed automatic writing. The prose style is wooden, lifeless, and monotonous. Critical details of circumstance for plot connections are implausible and often given only at the very moment required to explain an action -- a sort of "forgot to tell the reader," just-in-time method of exposition. Very disappointing.

CMLibrary_gjd_0 Jul 28, 2016

An excellent debut. Circa Washington DC, 1953, the CIA has a leak, Stalin has just died and a Red purge has begun. All this puts pressure on the CIA Director to find his mole quickly before all heck breaks loose. Moody and atmospheric, and with wonderful turn of phrases, I highly recommend this novel!

For a more in-depth review: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/cmlibrarygjd0

ChristchurchLib Jun 12, 2016

In this leisurely paced historical spy novel, it's 1953, the Cold War is underway, and the USSR has made dangerous inroads into the CIA, causing the deaths of several American agents. George Mueller is tasked with unearthing the double agent, code-named Protocol. But his investigation -- which includes making contact with a Soviet agent -- causes suspicion to fall on him, too. Inspired by the life of troubled spy James Speyer Kronthal, this debut is one for fans of John le Carré or Charles Cumming.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at MPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top