Since his re-emergence with the publication of Old Boys and Christopher's Ghosts, Charles McCarry has been heralded as one of the select few novelists of espionage who manage to break out of their genre to shine as brilliant and unique.
Second Sight is seventh in the series that follows the legendary spy Paul Christopher-a man ensnared by an insidious line of work-espionage-, which threatens to take over all aspects of his life.
Now retired and living the quiet life as a loving husband in Washington, Christopher has survived the battlefields of World War II, the undercover Cold War killing grounds, and imprisonment in China.
But now, throughout the Arab world, U.S. agents are being kidnapped and brain-drained by an unidentified enemy armed with a diabolical new drug.
Christopher's old friend and superior in 'the Outfit' calls with a request he feels he must take up.
But what begins for Christopher as a global manhunt swiftly turns into something far closer to home.
For the key to the danger he must defuse is a secret buried deep in his own perilous past.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 480 pages
- Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
- Publication Date: 29/07/2011
- Category: Classic crime
- ISBN: 9780715637357
- Paperback from £7.15