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The devil's agent : a novel

Author: Hans Habe; Ewald Osers
Publisher: New York : Frederick Fell, [1958] ©1958
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The unheroic hero of this controversial story is George Droste, a native of Vienna, whose ironical adaptability to all kinds of situations stems from the fact that he comes from "a long line of waiters." Accidentally and casually he drifts into employment by both the Soviet and the American secret services, which flourished in that divided city on the Danube immediately after the war. His motives are neither  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Spy stories
Fiction
Romance fiction
Spy fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Habe, Hans, 1911-1977.
Devil's agent.
New York : F. Fell, ©1958
(OCoLC)551305351
Online version:
Habe, Hans, 1911-1977.
Devil's agent.
New York : F. Fell, ©1958
(OCoLC)610281705
Online version:
Habe, Hans, 1911-1977.
Devil's agent.
New York : F. Fell, ©1958
(OCoLC)610281716
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Habe; Ewald Osers
OCLC Number: 1222073
Notes: Translation of: Im Namen des Teufels.
Description: 406 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Im Namen des Teufels.
Responsibility: by Hans Habe ; translated from the German by Ewald Osers.

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"The unheroic hero of this controversial story is George Droste, a native of Vienna, whose ironical adaptability to all kinds of situations stems from the fact that he comes from "a long line of waiters." Accidentally and casually he drifts into employment by both the Soviet and the American secret services, which flourished in that divided city on the Danube immediately after the war. His motives are neither patriotism nor political conviction. At first, the whole affair seems to him rather amusing, and an easy way to make some money. But as his assignments take him behind the Iron Curtain, to the United States, to Korea, his moral and emotional entanglement becomes increasingly stronger. He has fallen in love with Nora Guldendag, the wife of a Swedish diplomat who has vanished in the Soviet orbit, and who, presumably, was a British spy. Droste knows about Nora's hatred and contempt for espionage work, and because of his love for her, the conflict over his duplicity mounts. As their relationship develops and their love intensifies, he finds this conflict and turmoil impossible to live with."--Publisher description.

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