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Stranger Than Truth

Blow the House Down: A Novel by Robert Baer

Reviewed by Chris Bolton

"Let's get this out of the way right off: Robert Baer is not — no matter what the publicity materials or breathless reviews might claim — the 'American John le Carré,' nor even the American Ian Fleming. Baer's writing is too fast and fluid, too juiced on action and not as enamored of Old Boys engaging in long conversations over brandy while puzzling out tangled espionage matters, to compare to the old school spymasters like le Carré or Graham Greene. And the refined, debonair Sir James Bond would likely never consort with an agent so uncouth as Max Waller..." Read the entire Review.

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