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Publisher Comments:

A riveting and intricate literary thriller from the author The New York Times Book Review says "speaks up in a voice that gets your attention like a rifle shot...clean, direct, and a little dangerous."

Army Intelligence reservist Kat Caldwell is teaching Arabic at a military college in Virginia when the order comes: Retired spy chief Dick Morrow needs to find a CIA informant who has slipped away from his handler in Spain and may be heading to Morocco.

Jamal was a prisoner whom Kat interrogated when she worked at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan. Having gained his trust, she is now expected to discover his whereabouts on a treacherous trail that leads from Madrid's red-light district to the slums of Casablanca. But when a British Special Forces soldier is murdered just as he is about to give testimony on the death of a Bagram detainee, Kat begins to suspect that the real story here is one of the cover-up of U.S.-sanctioned torture. And when in desperation Jamal contacts his former CIA handler, he unwittingly rekindles a bitter struggle between the one man who can save him and the one who wants him dead.

Review:

"At the start of this intelligent spy thriller from the pseudonymous Carr (the author of Flashback and other novels under her real name, Jenny Siler), Kat Caldwell, a gutsy U.S. Army interrogator stationed at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, takes charge of Jamal, a 15-year-old Moroccan boy caught in a jihadi sweep by a British Special Forces team. Having fled a degraded existence as an orphan in Morocco, the resourceful Jamal is no terrorist, Kat decides. After Jamal escapes custody, a team of American intelligence agents, working in both an official and unofficial capacity, go in search of him. Because of their earlier relationship, Kat is recruited to help locate the boy. When she realizes that something bad will happen if she finds him, she also goes on the run. Effortlessly shifting point of view and back and forth in time, Carr (An Accidental American) well deserves comparisons with the early John le Carr." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"It is a tribute to Alex Carr's considerable skill as a novelist that I hugely enjoyed 'The Prince of Bagram Prison' without having much of a clue as to what was going on. I knew that a lot of Americans are trying to find a Moroccan teenager named Jamal — some to save him, others to kill him — but I was never entirely sure why he was worth all the trouble. I kept reading anyway, quite happily, partly... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Review:

"American readers will gain insight into [Morocco's] oppressive Years of Lead.....[A] worthy addition to the spy genre." Library Journal

Synopsis:

Carr pens a griping international thriller that explores the murky and dangerous relationship that exists between the CIA and its spies.

Synopsis:

A riveting and intricate literary thriller from the author The New York Times Book Review says “speaks up in a voice that gets your attention like a rifle shot . . . clean, direct, and a little dangerous.”

Army Intelligence reservist Kat Caldwell is teaching Arabic at a military college in Virginia when the order comes: Retired spy chief Dick Morrow needs to find a CIA informant who has slipped away from his handler in Spain and may be heading to Morocco.

Jamal was a prisoner whom Kat interrogated when she worked at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan. Having gained his trust, she is now expected to discover his whereabouts on a treacherous trail that leads from Madrids red-light district to the slums of Casablanca. But when a British Special Forces soldier is murdered just as he is about to give testimony on the death of a Bagram detainee, Kat begins to suspect that the real story here is one of the cover-up of U.S.-sanctioned torture. And when in desperation Jamal contacts his former CIA handler, he unwittingly rekindles a bitter struggle between the one man who can save him and the one who wants him dead.

Praise for Alex Carrs An Accidental American

“A swift, clean, nuanced thriller . . . deeply atmospheric.”

–The Seattle Times, Best Crime Novels of 2007

“Demonstrates fictions power to follow a shard of glass from the great explosion, to examine its bloodstained edges and explore the passion, foolishness, tragedy and flawed humanity traced by its journey toward discovery . . . In this novel, we learn how to decipher the language of war, its mismanaged intent and complex ramifications.”

–January Magazine, Best Books of 2007

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812977097
Author:
Carr, Alex
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Subject:
Terrorists
Subject:
Informers.
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Mortalis
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 MAPS
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.65 in 0.4 lb

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Product details 304 pages Random House Trade - English 9780812977097 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "At the start of this intelligent spy thriller from the pseudonymous Carr (the author of Flashback and other novels under her real name, Jenny Siler), Kat Caldwell, a gutsy U.S. Army interrogator stationed at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, takes charge of Jamal, a 15-year-old Moroccan boy caught in a jihadi sweep by a British Special Forces team. Having fled a degraded existence as an orphan in Morocco, the resourceful Jamal is no terrorist, Kat decides. After Jamal escapes custody, a team of American intelligence agents, working in both an official and unofficial capacity, go in search of him. Because of their earlier relationship, Kat is recruited to help locate the boy. When she realizes that something bad will happen if she finds him, she also goes on the run. Effortlessly shifting point of view and back and forth in time, Carr (An Accidental American) well deserves comparisons with the early John le Carr." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "American readers will gain insight into [Morocco's] oppressive Years of Lead.....[A] worthy addition to the spy genre."
"Synopsis" by , Carr pens a griping international thriller that explores the murky and dangerous relationship that exists between the CIA and its spies.
"Synopsis" by , A riveting and intricate literary thriller from the author The New York Times Book Review says “speaks up in a voice that gets your attention like a rifle shot . . . clean, direct, and a little dangerous.”

Army Intelligence reservist Kat Caldwell is teaching Arabic at a military college in Virginia when the order comes: Retired spy chief Dick Morrow needs to find a CIA informant who has slipped away from his handler in Spain and may be heading to Morocco.

Jamal was a prisoner whom Kat interrogated when she worked at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan. Having gained his trust, she is now expected to discover his whereabouts on a treacherous trail that leads from Madrids red-light district to the slums of Casablanca. But when a British Special Forces soldier is murdered just as he is about to give testimony on the death of a Bagram detainee, Kat begins to suspect that the real story here is one of the cover-up of U.S.-sanctioned torture. And when in desperation Jamal contacts his former CIA handler, he unwittingly rekindles a bitter struggle between the one man who can save him and the one who wants him dead.

Praise for Alex Carrs An Accidental American

“A swift, clean, nuanced thriller . . . deeply atmospheric.”

–The Seattle Times, Best Crime Novels of 2007

“Demonstrates fictions power to follow a shard of glass from the great explosion, to examine its bloodstained edges and explore the passion, foolishness, tragedy and flawed humanity traced by its journey toward discovery . . . In this novel, we learn how to decipher the language of war, its mismanaged intent and complex ramifications.”

–January Magazine, Best Books of 2007

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