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The Defection of A. J. Lewinter

Littell, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0395154812 / ISBN 13: 9780395154816
Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1973
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0395154812 Very good. No dust jacket. 230 p. Audience: General/trade. Bookseller Inventory # 0008328

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Title: The Defection of A. J. Lewinter

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First edition. 4th imp..

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The legendary spy thriller from bestselling author Robert Littell-whose newest book, The Company, is receiving rave reviews and acclaim-is finally back in print. Fans, reviewers, and booksellers will cheer. This first novel, originally published in 1973, established Littell as a master and immediately elevated him to the ranks of John le Carré, Len Deighton, and Graham Greene.

The Defection of A. J. Lewinter is a masterpiece of irony and intrigue, an unconventional and gripping anatomy of a defection. A. J. Lewinter is an American scientist, for years an insignificant cog in America's complex defense machinery. While at an academic conference in Tokyo, he contacts the KGB station chief and tells him he wants to defect. He tantalizes the Russians with U.S. military secrets he claims to possess, but is his defection genuine? Neither the Russians nor the Americans are sure and Lewinter is swept up in a terrifying political chess match of deceit and treachery. Each side struggles to anticipate its opponent's next move and the superpowers are locked in a deadly contest that exploits friendships, destroys loyalties, and manipulates human beings as expendable pawns. Deft and dazzlingly plotted, this is the book that introduced Robert Littell-the opening shot of a brilliant career.

About the Author:

Robert Littell is the author of thirteen novels, published in twelve languages around the world. His most recent, The Company, is one of the most talked about, eagerly awaited books of the year. Littell is also a former Newsweek journalist.

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