The Deceiver

The Deceiver

Book - 1991
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Sam McCready, The Deceiver, longtime operative in British Intelligence, is facing mandatory early retirement, with no recourse but the hearing to which the foreign Office rules now entitle him. What more persuasive evidence for reversal can be offered than McCready's own career.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1991.
Edition: Large type ed.
ISBN: 9780553073195
Characteristics: 480 p. ; 24 cm.


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Aug 28, 2015

Of all of Forsyth's books, this one is the most spy-centred. It is set in one of his most favorite time periods, the very late stages of the Cold War, when the "old guard" of field hardened agents are being replaced by politically opportunistic bureaucrats, a breed that Forsyth holds in obvious contempt. Not up to the calibre of "Avenger" or "The Fourth Protocol" but an entertaining read for anyone who enjoys a good spy novel.


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FavouriteFiction Oct 14, 2009

British SIS Chief Sam McCready is being forced into retirement by his organization. His only recourse is taking his case to a panel of his peers where he must explain his independent style and numerous exploits


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