Robert Littell is today widely considered one of the true grand masters of American spy fiction, hailed for his profound grasp of the ambiguous world of international espionage, grippingly displayed in his thirteen novels. His most recent international bestseller, The Company, was praised as being “popular fiction at its finest” by the Washington Post Book World and as “one of the best spy novels ever written” by the Chicago Tribune. Now delving into one agent’s labyrinth of memories and past identities—”legends,” in CIA parlance—Legends again displays Littell’s unparalleled prowess as a seductive storyteller exploring the clandestine but always very human world of secret agents.
“Now and then novels come along of such originality and power that they blow me away. ...[Legends] makes it blazingly clear that Littell’s is one of the most talented, most original voices in American fiction today.” —The Washington Post
“Legends solidifies Mr. Littell’s position among the pantheon of great espionage writers.” – Otto Penzler, The New York Sun
“Robert Littell’s convincing spy story is brimming with great characters.” —New York Post