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Sisters, The

Littell, Robert

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ISBN 10: 1585674184 / ISBN 13: 9781585674183
Published by The Overlook Press, Woodstock, New York, 2003
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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This is a reissue of a gripping spy thriller originally published in 1986. It is set at the height of the Cold War, not long after the Cuban missile crisis. Francis and Carroll, dubbed "the sisters Death and Night" by their associates, are two odd yet powerful veteran CIA operatives with vague responsibilities ("If you mentioned the Sisters in an interoffice memo, almost everyone tucked away in the Company's cradle-to-grave complex knew who you were talking about. But only a handful with 'eyes-only' authorizations in their dossiers had an inkling of what they actually did.")The story of this thriller concerns a crime that could change the future of the world, the KGB, a cross-country chase, quirky characters and a rousing page turner. For unknown reasons, there are very few copies of this reissue on the used book market, and none of them are signed. This copy is fully Fine/Fine, binding clean and tight, DJ unclipped, unchipped and unmarked, and SIGNED by Littell on the full title page. Littell is an American living in France and signed copies of his novels are scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 131227

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Title: Sisters, The

Publisher: The Overlook Press, Woodstock, New York

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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After many years, The Sisters is finally available again as Overlook republishes this classic spy story by Littell, whose most recent novel The Company received acclaim across the nation.

In what Christopher Lehmann-Haupt of The New York Times called "the plot of plots," Robert Littell has created the CIA "legends" Francis and Carroll, dubbed "The Sisters Death and Night" by their cohorts. But few know what these enigmatic and extremely dangerous operatives do. They plot-and they're plotting the perfect crime. They've located the perfect pawn-the Potter, the exiled ex-head of the KGB sleeper school-and, with artful deception, the Sisters coerce him into betraying his last and best sleeper, the man he considers his son. Once awakened, this sleeper, an assassin living secretly in the U.S., will launch a mission of death-unless the Potter, in a desperate race against time, can stop his protege from committing the Sisters' perfect and world-shattering crime.

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Robert Littell's novels include the New York Times bestseller The Company, The October Circle, Mother Russia, The Amateur, The Once and Future Spy, An Agent in Place, The Visiting Professor, and Walking Back the Cat. A former Newsweek journalist, he is an American currently living in France.

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