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Publisher Comments:

With last year's publication of his New York Times bestseller The Company, Robert Littell reestablished his position as one of our top writers of intelligent, ironic, and always entertaining espionage thrillers. The Sisters, a cult classic among aficionados, is finally available again as Overlook republishes Littell's best.

Enigmatic and extremely dangerous, CIA legends Francis and Carroll have been dubbed "the Sisters Death and Night" by their cohorts. But few know what they do. They plot, and they're plotting the perfect crime. They've located the perfect pawn — the Potter, the exiled ex-head of the KGB sleeper school — and, with artful deception, the Sisters coerce him into betraying his last and best sleeper, the man he considers his son. Once awakened, this sleeper, an assassin living secretly in the United States, will launch a mission of death — unless the Potter, in a desperate race against time, can stop him.

Review:

"[G]ripping....Littell brilliantly weaves quirky characters and puzzle-piece vignettes into an intricate, bizarre and highly entertaining tale." Publishers Weekly

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"As slick a thriller as they come....Very, very good." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Right up there with the novels of Le Carré, Deighton, and the rest of the best." People

Review:

"Deft....Different....Entertaining....Engaging." Newsweek

Synopsis:

With last year's publication of his New York Times bestseller The Company, Robert Littell re-established his position as one of our top writers of intelligent, ironic, and always entertaining espionage thrillers. After many years The Sisters, a cult classic among espionage aficionadas, is finally available again. In what Christopher Lehmann-Haupt of the New York Times called "the plot of plots," Robert Littell has created the CIA legends Francis and Carroll, dubbed "the Sisters Death and Night" by their cohorts. But few know what these enigmatic and extremely dangerous operatives do. They plot — and they're plotting the perfect crime.

Synopsis:

After many years, The Sisters is finally available again as Overlook republishes this classic spy story by Littell, whose most recent novel The Company received acclaim across the nation.

Synopsis:

In what Christopher Lehmann-Haupt of The New York Times called "the plot of plots," Robert Littell has created the CIA "legends" Francis and Carroll, dubbed "The Sisters Death and Night" by their cohorts. But few know what these enigmatic and extremely dangerous operatives do. They plot-and they're plotting the perfect crime. They've located the perfect pawn-the Potter, the exiled ex-head of the KGB sleeper school-and, with artful deception, the Sisters coerce him into betraying his last and best sleeper, the man he considers his son. Once awakened, this sleeper, an assassin living secretly in the U.S., will launch a mission of death-unless the Potter, in a desperate race against time, can stop his protege from committing the Sisters' perfect and world-shattering crime.

About the Author

Robert Littell is the bestselling author of 13 novels, most recently, the New York Times bestseller The Company, just published in paperback by Penguin. He is also a former Newsweek journalist.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585674183
Author:
Littell, Robert
Publisher:
Overlook Books
Location:
Woodstock, N.Y.
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Cold war
Subject:
Spy stories
Subject:
Espionage, russian
Subject:
Assassins
Subject:
Intelligence officers
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
June 2003
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.3 x 6.3 x 1.25 in 1.37 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 312 pages Overlook Press - English 9781585674183 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[G]ripping....Littell brilliantly weaves quirky characters and puzzle-piece vignettes into an intricate, bizarre and highly entertaining tale."
"Review" by , "As slick a thriller as they come....Very, very good."
"Review" by , "Right up there with the novels of Le Carré, Deighton, and the rest of the best."
"Review" by , "Deft....Different....Entertaining....Engaging."
"Synopsis" by , With last year's publication of his New York Times bestseller The Company, Robert Littell re-established his position as one of our top writers of intelligent, ironic, and always entertaining espionage thrillers. After many years The Sisters, a cult classic among espionage aficionadas, is finally available again. In what Christopher Lehmann-Haupt of the New York Times called "the plot of plots," Robert Littell has created the CIA legends Francis and Carroll, dubbed "the Sisters Death and Night" by their cohorts. But few know what these enigmatic and extremely dangerous operatives do. They plot — and they're plotting the perfect crime.
"Synopsis" by , After many years, The Sisters is finally available again as Overlook republishes this classic spy story by Littell, whose most recent novel The Company received acclaim across the nation.
"Synopsis" by , In what Christopher Lehmann-Haupt of The New York Times called "the plot of plots," Robert Littell has created the CIA "legends" Francis and Carroll, dubbed "The Sisters Death and Night" by their cohorts. But few know what these enigmatic and extremely dangerous operatives do. They plot-and they're plotting the perfect crime. They've located the perfect pawn-the Potter, the exiled ex-head of the KGB sleeper school-and, with artful deception, the Sisters coerce him into betraying his last and best sleeper, the man he considers his son. Once awakened, this sleeper, an assassin living secretly in the U.S., will launch a mission of death-unless the Potter, in a desperate race against time, can stop his protege from committing the Sisters' perfect and world-shattering crime.
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