In this magnificent novel, Charles McCarry returns to the world of his legendary character Paul Christopher—the savvy intelligence agent as skilled at choosing a fine wine as he is at tradecraft, at once sophisticated and dangerous, and no stranger to the world of dirty tricks.
Now Paul Christopher has mysteriously disappeared. Months pass and a memorial service is held for him in Washington. But a group of his retired colleagues - the “Old Boys” from the Outfit - refuse to believe Christopher is dead. Led by Christopher’s cousin Horace, the Old Boys embark on a thrilling worldwide search for the master spy and an ancient scroll that may reveal an unspeakably dangerous truth.
Charles McCarry is the author of 10 critically acclaimed novels and nine nonfiction books. He is a former editor at large of National Geographic and has contributed dozens of articles, short stories, and poems to leading national magazines. His op-ed pieces and other essays have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. For 10 years he served under deep cover as a CIA operations officer.
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By Raymond on 17-09-16
A great and haunting book
I just read the Old Boys a second time, and it is as fresh as the first time. Great reader, inventive plot, and a sadness that it was not twice as long. A memorable piece of fiction, written by a master.
By TonyM on 23-03-13
Couldn't Finish It
Would you try another book from Charles McCarry and/or Stefan Rudnicki?
I might consider another from this author but Mr Rudnicki's voice overwhems the storyline.
What do you think your next listen will be?
I just erased Old Boys from my Kindle and downloaded Scarecrow by Matthew Reilly.
How could the performance have been better?
The narrator's voice distracted me from the plot. I had to go back a few times.
What character would you cut from Old Boys?
1 of 3 people found this review helpful