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The Crook Factory: A Novel of Suspense

Simmons, Dan

ISBN 10: 0380973685 / ISBN 13: 9780380973682
Edité par Avon Books, 1999
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat : Near Fine Couverture rigide
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First Edition (first printing). A novel by the author of the HYPERION books, the story of a 1942 FBI agent who has come to Cuba to keep an eye on Ernest Hemingway -- who has assembled a spy ring. Near Fine/Fine -- slight bowing to the front board. Signed by Simmons on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 72023

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Titre : The Crook Factory: A Novel of Suspense

Éditeur : Avon Books

Date d'édition : 1999

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Near Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : 1st Edition.

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Synopsis :

In 1942, at the height of World War II, Ernest Hemingway sought permission form J. Edgar Hoover to operate a spy ring out of his ranch in Cuba. This much is true...

In a beautifully realized work of fierce originality, award-winning author Dan Simmons expands a little-known fact into a tour de force of historical suspense.

It is the summer of '42, and FBI agent Joe Lucas has come to Cuba at the behest of the Director to keep an eye on Ernest Hemingway, who has recklessly decided to play spy in the Caribbean. Lucas has been instructed to somehow gain the great writer's trust and friendship, but all the agent's cool intellect and training has left him unprepared to withstand the human whirlwind known as "Papa."

Hemingway has assembled a spy ring that he calls the "Crook Factory"--including an American millionaire, a twelve-year-old Cuban orphan, a Spanish jai alai champion, a priest, and a fisherman, among others--to play a dangerous game of amateur espionage. Then, against all odds, Hemingway uncovers a critical piece of intelligence, and the game turns deadly for himself, Lucas, and for untold innocents.

In The Crook Factory, Dan Simmons weaves an unforgettable tale of riveting suspense, peopled by larger-than-life characters who inhabit the sensual, intoxicating Cuban landscape of the 1940s. It is a novel of honor, passion and chilling conspiracy.

And it could very well have happened...

About the Author:

DAN SIMMONS is a recipient of numerous major international awards, including the Hugo Award, World Fantasy Award, Bram Stoker Award, and the Shirley Jackson Award. He is widely considered to be one of the premier multiple-genre fiction writers in the world. His most recent novels include the New York Times bestsellers The Terror and Drood, as well as Black Hills. He lives along the Front Range in Colorado and has never grown tired of the views.

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