Legends

Legends

A Novel of Dissimulation

Format
Ebook
Price
$9.99
 
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781590208328
  • 386 Pages
  • Overlook Books
  • Adult

Overview

Now a TNT series starring Sean Bean

Robert Littell is the undisputed master of American spy fiction, hailed for his profound grasp of the world of international espionage. His previous novel, The Company, an international bestseller, was praised as “one of the best spy novels ever written” (Chicago Tribune). For his new novel, Legends, Littell focuses on the life of one great agent caught in a “wilderness of mirrors” where both remembering and forgetting his past are deadly options.

Martin Odum is a CIA field agent turned private detective, struggling his way through a labyrinth of past identities – “legends” in CIA parlance. Is he really Martin Odum? Or is he Dante Pippen, an IRA explosives maven? Or Lincoln Dittmann, Civil War expert? These men like different foods, speak different languages, have different skills. Is he suffering from multiple personality disorder, brainwashing, or simply exhaustion? Can Odum trust the CIA psychiatrist? Or Stella Kastner, a young Russian woman who engages him to find her brother-in-law so he can give her sister a divorce.

As Odum redeploys his dormant tradecraft skills to solve Stella’s case, he travels the globe battling mortal danger and psychological disorientation. Part Three Faces of Eve, part The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, and always pure Robert Littell, Legends—from unforgettable opening to astonishing ending—again proves Littell’s unparalleled prowess as a seductive storyteller.

Legends

Legends

Robert Littell

Awards

Los Angeles Times Book Prize – winner

Praise

“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

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