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The amateur : a novel

Author: Robert Littell
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charlie Heller is an ace cryptographer for the Company. He's a quiet man with a quiet job in a back office. But when terrorists shoot his fiancě in cold blood and Heller learns that the Agency has decided not to pursue the terrorists responsible, his life takes an abrupt turn. He was not a blackmailer, but he will force the CIA's hand. He was not an assassin, but he will penetrate the Iron Curtain with the intent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Spy stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Littell, Robert, 1935-
Amateur.
New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1981
(OCoLC)647089437
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Littell
ISBN: 0671418734 9780671418731 1585674699 9781585674695
OCLC Number: 7206853
Description: 252 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by Robert Littell.

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Charlie Heller is an ace cryptographer for the Company. He's a quiet man with a quiet job in a back office. But when terrorists shoot his fiancě in cold blood and Heller learns that the Agency has decided not to pursue the terrorists responsible, his life takes an abrupt turn. He was not a blackmailer, but he will force the CIA's hand. He was not an assassin, but he will penetrate the Iron Curtain with the intent to kill. Driven by an obsessive need for revenge, targeted for elimination by the CIA itself, his chances of success are one in a million. In a world of professional killers, Charlie Heller is The Amateur.

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