» » The Last Supper
e-Book The Last Supper epub download

e-Book The Last Supper epub download

Author: Charles McCarry
ISBN: 0715636251
Publisher: Duckworth & Co (August 10, 2010)
Language: English
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Size ePUB: 1359 kb
Size Fb2: 1841 kb
Size DJVU: 1497 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 547
Format: mobi rtf doc mbr
Subcategory: Mystery

e-Book The Last Supper epub download

by Charles McCarry



McCarry's books are not thrillers; thrillers maintain suspense mostly by letting the . The four most important are Charles McCarry, Robert Littell, Daniel Silva, and Alan Furst.

McCarry's books are not thrillers; thrillers maintain suspense mostly by letting the reader know more than does the character being depicted; e,g, someone with a knife is waiting in the dark room. In contrast, as you read a Paul Christopher novel, you rarely see or know anything that Christopher does not see and know. The Last Supper (1983), introduction to Christopher's parents in pre-World War II Germany; Christopher is imprisoned in China. The Bride of the Wilderness (1988), historical novel concerning 17th-century Christopher ancestors.

ALSO BY CHARLES MCCARRY Old Boys The Tears of Autumn The Miernik Dossier The Secret Lovers The Better Angels The Bride of the Wilderness . First published in the USA in 2006 by. The Overlook Press, New York.

ALSO BY CHARLES MCCARRY Old Boys The Tears of Autumn The Miernik Dossier The Secret Lovers The Better Angels The Bride of the Wilderness Second Sight Shelley’s Heart.

The Last Supper" by Charles McCarry is excellent

The Last Supper" by Charles McCarry is excellent. It spans approximately 60 years (though the author is mystifyingly vague about exact years - instead we're treated to "eras. ) from before WWII in cheery/scary 1930s Germany to the God-awful times of McCarthyism in the US, the Cold War, The Vietnam War, and various aftermaths. In my mind, though, the main character in "The Last Supper" is Barney Wolkoweiz, whose personality, grossness and brilliance dominate the book of clever and stupid characters, all of whom are delicately drawn and are oh-so-different one from the other. In a sense, the story has heavy psychological overtones and themes.

The Last Supper book. For many years, the superior spy novels of Charles McCarry were only found in used bookshops

The Last Supper book. For many years, the superior spy novels of Charles McCarry were only found in used bookshops. Thanks to republication by Overlook Press, it is now possible to easily get copies of McCarry's Paul Christopher novels. I've just finished the Last Supper, which is probably the best of the four Cold War Christopher novels. What I find most remarkable about these four novels is that they remain consistently excellent while being dramatically different in execution.

Charles McCarry is the author, most recently, of the acclaimed thriller Old Boys

Charles McCarry is the author, most recently, of the acclaimed thriller Old Boys. He established an international reputation as a novelist with the publication of his worlwide bestseller The tears of Autumn in 1975 and is the author of nine other critically acclaimed novels, including The Miernik Dossier. Библиографические данные. Издание: перепечатанное.

Among the hemlocks the leaves of the swamp maples had already turned scarlet, and higher up the mountain some of the birches showed bright amber foliage.

Among the hemlocks the leaves of the swamp maples had already turned scarlet, and higher up the mountain some of the birches showed bright amber foliage e house, inside the circle of headstones, there was no sound at all apart from the low moan of the wind through the woods, and that seemed to make the hush deeper. Wolkowicz had never experienced such silence, not even in the Burmese jungle with its constant hum of birds and insects

To explain this senseless murder, The Last Supper goes back not only to the earliest days of Christopher's life, but also to the origins of the CIA. Moving seamlessly from tales of refugee smuggling in Nazi Germany to OSS-coordinated guerrilla warfare in Burma and the confusion o. .

To explain this senseless murder, The Last Supper goes back not only to the earliest days of Christopher's life, but also to the origins of the CIA. Moving seamlessly from tales of refugee smuggling in Nazi Germany to OSS-coordinated guerrilla warfare in Burma and the confusion of the Vietnam War, McCarry creates an intimate history of this shadow-world of deceit and betrayal. Thriller & Crime. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

See actions taken by the people who manage and post content.

The Last Samurai Tranquil Music and Ambience - Продолжительность: 2:00:01 Ambient Worlds Recommended . 7 Things About The Lord's Supper - Продолжительность: 10:51 Valley Pres North Hills Recommended for you. 10:51.

The Last Samurai Tranquil Music and Ambience - Продолжительность: 2:00:01 Ambient Worlds Recommended for you. 2:00:01. Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata - 2 Hours Version - Продолжительность: 2:54:27 Joeann Myrna Recommended for you. 2:54:27. Kinder Yoren Medley - The Soul of the Jewish Violin - Jewish Music - Продолжительность: 6:08 The Soul of Jewish Music Recommended for you. 6:08. Серия 1. Постановка . лучека. иронов, . апанов (1982) - Продолжительность: 1:44:22 Советское телевидение.

Paperback, as pictured (chr)
Qumenalu
"The Last Supper" is the climactic volume of the Paul Christopher Series. As an espionage novel, it's startling -- the betrayal of the CIA's master spy by the agency's most notorious agent, leading to ten years in a Chinese prison, the death of Chrisopher's lover, and the transformation of his life and his agency. But it's also a book about families, the Hubbards and the Christophers, two New England families whose American roots go back to the 18th century -- representatives of a very different time in American life, and in its government, when a resume and a degree meant much less than whether you knew someone could be depended upon. Trust mattered. Personal confidentiality was vital. People knew each other as much by blood as by credentials -- the world of FDR, Wild Bill Donovan, a world that vanishes as the Christopher series progresses. "Last Supper" is a long read. It has scene development more familiar to readers of Faulkner and James than to those of Len Deighton. Characters develop; conversations over a lusciously described meal are complex, engaged with issues and tactics on the one hand, and ancient friendships and their betrayal on the other. If Le Carre had not been so bitter about the United States, he might have written novels like this one, where the spies fumble and fail as much as they do in the English writer's stories, but to a purpose the author is not embarrassed to have participated in himself as a CIA agent for almost twenty years. McCarry's best spy novel is "The Secret Lovers," but his best book is this one, available on Kindle now, and in a new edition. Check it out.
Asyasya
"The Last Supper" by Charles McCarry is excellent. It spans approximately 60 years (though the author is mystifyingly vague about exact years -- instead we're treated to "eras.") from before WWII in cheery/scary 1930s Germany to the God-awful times of McCarthyism in the US, the Cold War, The Vietnam War, and various aftermaths.

The key to it all is the extraordinary (and slightly weird) Christopher family, whose names and relationships I was constantly getting confused by. But they are spies extraordinaire. In my mind, though, the main character in "The Last Supper" is Barney Wolkoweiz, whose personality, grossness and brilliance dominate the book of clever and stupid characters, all of whom are delicately drawn and are oh-so-different one from the other. In a sense, the story has heavy psychological overtones and themes. Often the Chrisophers are portrayed as observers, virtually silent, but lethally-smart quiet.

Paul Christopher, the exceedingly taciturn (actual) main character on whose back the story resides, is brilliant, observant and fearless. He also seems able to move from one love "relationship" to another with alacrity. The prison scenes in China were among the very best sections of the book.

Caution to readers. Pay close attention to ALL the characters, no matter how few pages are devoted to them and all their activities. It all matters and eventually comes round in the end to make sense, as Paul finally solves the mystery of who spies on whom and why. In that sense the story often reads more like a mystery story than a spy novel.

All-in-all the tale is quite fine, engrossing, mysterious, hideous (at times) and suitably action-bloody. Dialgue is excellent, and the mid-1900s history lesson alone is worth reading. For those of us old enough to have experienced most of this time span, it was a nice blast from the past.

I long suspected who the mole in the CIA really was, but the end solution wa creative and still suspenseful.

A great read; a 4.6, so rounded up to a 5.
Iseared
Charles McCarry continues his saga of CIA operative, Paul Christopher, with this fine novel that further develops characters and plotlines begun in his earlier work, Tears of Autumn. Christopher returns to Viet Nam in an attempt to intercede and prevent the forces that may bring harm to his beloved Molly in reaction to the discoveries Christopher made regarding the Kennedy assassination in Tears of Autumn. Tragedy follows and Christopher ends up in a Chinese prison.

The novel expands the history of Christopher's extraordinary parents in Nazi Germany, and also gives the terrific back-story of Barney Wolkowicz, the wild and wooly Ukrainian-born blue-collar-agent-in-an-Ivy-League-world, the least pretentious and most effective anti-Soviet CIA operative, and devoted protege to Paul's father, Hubbard Christopher.

In fact, this is a character-heavy novel, with a great deal of examination and understanding of the various types and classes of people drawn into Cold War espionage.

There is much of death and loss and ultimate betrayal. The search for Moles within the Outfit and the surprising revelations that come with their discovery. There is the lingering memory of lost loved ones and McCarry does very nicely in limning the emotions of familial love and attachment, as well as adult physical and emotional love.

The descriptions of WWII Burmese jungle fighting, of the tense fear of Nazi ruled Germany, the harsh deprivations of Chinese prison, the privileged landscape of Yalie New England and DC, and the intrigue of Cold War Berlin are brought to life with care and detail.

Not a fast-paced thriller, although abundant enough with exotic locale and adventure, McCarry's interest lies in the people doing this work, and the emotional and psychic price paid in entering the Hall of Mirrors that is espionage. Fine work. Worthwhile. 4-1/2 Stars.