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Drummond Clark was once a spy of legendary proportions.  Now Alzheimer’s disease has taken its toll and he’s just a confused old man who’s wandered away from home, waiting for his son to fetch him. 

 

When Charlie Clark takes a break from his latest losing streak at the track to bring Drummond back to his Brooklyn home, they find it blown sky high—and then bullets start flying in every direction.  At first, Charlie thinks his Russian “creditors” are employing aggressive collection tactics.  But once Drummond effortlessly hot-wires a car as their escape vehicle, Charlie begins to suspect there’s much more to his father than meets the eye.  He soon discovers that Drummond’s unremarkable career as an appliance salesman was actually a clever cover for an elaborate plan to sell would-be terrorists faulty nuclear detonators.  Drummond’s intricate knowledge of the “device” is extremely dangerous information to have rattling around in an Alzheimer’s-addled brain.  The CIA wants to “contain” him--and so do some other shady characters who send Charlie and Drummond on a wild chase that gives  “father and son quality time” a whole new meaning.

 

With Once a Spy, Keith Thomson makes his debut on the thriller stage with energy, wit, and style to spare.

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In this first novel of a new series, Thomson makes his debut on the thriller stage with energy, wit, and style to spare. A former spy now ravaged by Alzheimer's is thrust back into danger--and now his son is in deep as well.

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When Charlie Clark takes a break from his latest losing streak at the track to bring home his Alzheimer’s-addled father, Drummond, they’re attacked by two mysterious shooters.  At first, Charlie thinks his Russian “creditors” are employing aggressive collection tactics.  But once Drummond effortlessly hot-wires a car, Charlie discovers that his unassuming father was actually a deep cover CIA agent . . . and there is extremely sensitive information rattling around in his troubled mind.  Now the CIA wants to “contain” him, so the two embark on a wild chase through the labyrinthine world of national security that will force them to confront unspeakable danger, dark conspiracies, and what it means to be a father and son.

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ISBN:
9780307473141
Author:
Thomson, Keith
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Subject:
Thrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
6.8 x 4.1 x 1.2 in .5 lb

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Product details 480 pages Anchor Books - English 9780307473141 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this first novel of a new series, Thomson makes his debut on the thriller stage with energy, wit, and style to spare. A former spy now ravaged by Alzheimer's is thrust back into danger--and now his son is in deep as well.
"Synopsis" by , When Charlie Clark takes a break from his latest losing streak at the track to bring home his Alzheimer’s-addled father, Drummond, they’re attacked by two mysterious shooters.  At first, Charlie thinks his Russian “creditors” are employing aggressive collection tactics.  But once Drummond effortlessly hot-wires a car, Charlie discovers that his unassuming father was actually a deep cover CIA agent . . . and there is extremely sensitive information rattling around in his troubled mind.  Now the CIA wants to “contain” him, so the two embark on a wild chase through the labyrinthine world of national security that will force them to confront unspeakable danger, dark conspiracies, and what it means to be a father and son.
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