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Since his reemergence with the publication of Old Boys, Charles McCarry has been heralded as one of the select few novelists of espionage who manage to break out of his genre to shine as a brilliant and unique novelist. Second Sight is seventh in the series that follows the legendary spy Paul Christopher-a man ensnared by a line of work that never failed to exert its insidious influence outside professional boundaries.

Now retired and living the quiet life as a loving husband in Washington, D.C., Christopher has survived battlefields of World War II, undercover Cold War killing grounds, and imprisonment in China. But now, throughout the Arab world, U.S. agents are being kidnapped and brain- drained by an unidentified enemy armed with a diabolical new drug. Christopher's old friend and superior in "the Outfit" calls with a command he feels he must obey. But what begins for Christopher as a global manhunt swiftly turns into something far closer to home. For the key to the danger he must defuse is a secret buried deep in his own perilous past.

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As much a part of our national literature as the works of Mark Twain, Raymond Chandler, and Ernest Hemingway. Otto Penzler, The New York Sun, May 17, 2006

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"Second Sight" is the seventh work in the series that follows legendary spy Paul Christopher--a man ensnared by a line of work that never fails to exert its insidious influence outside professional boundaries.

About the Author

Charles McCarry served under deep cover as a CIA operations officer in Europe, Asia, and Africa. He is the author of nine critically acclaimed novels, as well as numerous works of non-fiction incuding Citizen Nader. He currently splits his time between Florida and the Berkshires.

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techeditor, November 13, 2011 (view all comments by techeditor)
SECOND SIGHT: A PAUL CHRISTOPHER NOVEL by Charles McCarry is a well-written novel. And that kept me reading it long after I otherwise would have given up. McCarry seems to be, in SECOND SIGHT, at least, a great writer but not a good storyteller. This is because it takes so long for anything to happen. At page 122 I almost stopped reading. I almost stopped again at page 145.

But some readers who have read SECOND SIGHT have given this book high marks. That’s because this is the seventh in a series, and they read it in order; I started with this one. A couple of reviews even stated that, to appreciate SECOND SIGHT, you have to read the other six novels in the series first. So I kept reading.

Unfortunately, SECOND SIGHT goes here and there, back and forth; no story with a beginning, a middle, and an end. This book is mostly well-written background material. It reads like a series of deleted scenes from the first six books.
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Larry Robinson, September 9, 2009 (view all comments by Larry Robinson)
Just this year I discovered the Paul Christopher series (starting with The Miernik Dossier)of books by Charles McCarry. If you haven't found the series yourself, and you enjoy espionage stories, this series is invaluable. Ostensibly, the book concerns Christopher's re-entry into the world of espionage after being retired for twenty years. Really, the story concerns the history of some of the characters we've grown to love in the series. This book can be read as a stand alone, but will be much more appreciated if read in order.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781590201503
Author:
Mccarry, Charles
Publisher:
Overlook Press
Author:
Charles, McCarry
Author:
McCarry, Charles
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Paul Christopher Novels
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.00x5.40x1.00 in. .80 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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Product details 480 pages Overlook Press - English 9781590201503 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , As much a part of our national literature as the works of Mark Twain, Raymond Chandler, and Ernest Hemingway. Otto Penzler, The New York Sun, May 17, 2006
"Synopsis" by , "Second Sight" is the seventh work in the series that follows legendary spy Paul Christopher--a man ensnared by a line of work that never fails to exert its insidious influence outside professional boundaries.
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