Despicable Profession: Book Two of the American Spy Trilogy by John KnoerleDespicable Profession: Book Two of the American Spy Trilogy by John Knoerle

Despicable Profession: Book Two of the American Spy Trilogy

byJohn Knoerle

Paperback | July 13, 2010

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May, 1946. America is basking in hard-won peace and prosperity. The OSS has been disbanded and CIA does not yet exist. Rumors swirl about the Red Army massing tanks along the Elbe in East Germany. Former OSS agent Hal Schroeder gets an offer from Global Commerce LTD to be a trade rep in Berlin. He flies to New York to meet his new boss. Hal's jaw drops when former OSS chief Wild Bill Donovan strides in. Schroeder, who survived perilous duty behind German lines, says he is no longer interested in being a spy. General Donovan assures him that's not part of his job description. Hal comes to doubt that when he meets his immediate superior in Berlin. It's Victor Jacobson, the case officer who sent him on repeated suicide missions in World War II.
John Knoerle's first novel, Crystal Meth Cowboys, was optioned by Fox TV. His second novel, The Violin Player, won the Mayhaven Award for Fiction. A Despicable Profession is the second book in his American Spy Trilogy.
Title:Despicable Profession: Book Two of the American Spy TrilogyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:310 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:July 13, 2010Publisher:Blue Steel PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0982090307

ISBN - 13:9780982090305

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“Knoerle’s A Pure Double Cross is a compelling page-turner. The descriptive detail & dynamic narrative pulls the reader in with the intensity of a noir film. The evocation of 1945 in an American city reads like a personal memoir as well as an expertly crafted thriller.”

-ROBERT M. TUCKER, author of Byron and Chance of a Lifetime.