Synopses & Reviews
As a young double agent infiltrating the Soviet spy network in Nazi-occupied Paris, Andrew Hale finds himself caught up in a secret, even more ruthless war. Two decades later, in 1963, he will be forced to confront again the nightmarethat has haunted his adult life: a lethal unfinished operation code-named Declare. From the corridors of Whitehall to the Arabian desert, from post-war Berlin to the streets of Cold War Moscow, Hale's desperate quest draws him into international politics and gritty espionage tradecraft -- and inexorably drives Hale, the fiery and beautiful Communist agent Elena Teresa Ceniza-Bendiga, and Kim Philby, mysterious traitor to the British cause, to a deadly confrontation on the high glaciers of Mount Ararat, in the very shadow of the fabulous and perilous Ark.
“Dazzling . . . a tour de force, a brilliant blend of John le Carre spy fiction with the otherworldly.” Dean Koontz
“Theres never been a novel quite like DECLARE…one of the protean Powerss most absorbing and rewarding creations.” Kirkus Starred Review
“DECLARE is classic Tim Powers, his best novel since Last Call, and possibly his best to date.” Locus Magazine
“Highly ingenious . . . No one else writes like Powers, and Declare finds him at the top of his game.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Tim Powers is a brilliant writer. Declares occult subtext for the deeper Cold War is wonderfully original and brilliantly imagined.” William Gibson
Former World War II double-agent Andrew Hale finds himself caught up in a secret, more ruthless war. Two decades later, in 1963, Andrew is forced to confront the nightmare that has haunted him his adult life: a lethal unfinished operation code-named Declare that will lead to a deadly confrontation in the Middle East. (June)
About the Author
Tim Powers is the author of numerous novels, including Declare, Last Call, Hide Me Among the Graves, and On Stranger Tides, the inspiration for the blockbuster film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz. Powers lives in San Bernardino, California.