The October Circle

Paperback | January 29, 2008

byRobert Littell

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An explosive story of friendship and sacrifice in the depths of the Cold War era

Connoisseurs of the literary spy thriller rank Robert Littell, the bestselling author of The Company, with John le Carré, Graham Greene, and Alan Furst in the first tier of the genre's pantheon. Set against the backdrop of the Russian invasion of Prague, The October Circle is one of Littell's most riveting early works. Seven of Bulgaria's cultural elite-all disillusioned communists-and one American drifter find themselves staging an extremely dangerous protest that will set off a wave of repression and threatens to repay their heroism with death.

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An explosive story of friendship and sacrifice in the depths of the Cold War era Connoisseurs of the literary spy thriller rank Robert Littell, the bestselling author of The Company, with John le Carré, Graham Greene, and Alan Furst in the first tier of the genre's pantheon. Set against the backdrop of the Russian invasion of Prague, ...

Robert Littell was born, raised, and educated in New York. A former Newsweek editor specializing in Soviet affairs, he left journalism in 1970 to write fiction full time. Connoisseurs of the spy novel have elevated Robert Littell to the genre's highest ranks, and Tom Clancy wrote that “if Robert Littell didn’t invent the spy novel, h...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.39 × 5.47 × 0.59 inPublished:January 29, 2008Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143112996

ISBN - 13:9780143112990

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"Exotic setting, constantly surprising . . . and a clockwork plot."
-Newsweek

"Exciting . . . This author can tell a story!"
-Chicago Daily News

"A brave, ambitious, and most worthy book."
-The Washington Post