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by Robert Littell

  • ISBN: 0553254162
  • Category: Thrillers and Suspense
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Robert Littell
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bantam (December 1, 1985)
  • ePub book: 1932 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1344 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 338

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Robert Littell writes smart, sharp thrillers. Plots as feline and style as dashing as Littell's are rare in the spy genre.

Robert Littell writes smart, sharp thrillers. - The Observer, London. The Once and Future Spy is, if anything, even better than Robert Littell's previous thrillers. It is intriguing, funny, quirky, challenging, and above all, diverting.

Littell’s prose is often sparse, using precision to paint swift pictures of characters before getting into the main .

Littell’s prose is often sparse, using precision to paint swift pictures of characters before getting into the main business of the conversations. His description of KGB man Pogodin is particularly fine: one-quarter Marxist, one-quarter humanist, and one-half bureaucrat.

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The legendary spy thriller from bestselling author Robert Littell-whose newest book, The Company, is receiving rave .

This first novel, originally published in 1973, established Littell as a master and immediately elevated him to the ranks of John le Carré, Len Deighton, and Graham Greene. The Defection of A. J. Lewinteris a masterpiece of irony and intrigue, an unconventional and gripping anatomy of a defection.

A masterpiece of irony and intrigue, deft and dazzlingly plotted, this is Robert Littell's masterful debut - the opening shot of a brilliant career.

Lewinter is an American scientist, for years an insignificant cog in America's complex defense machinery. But now he is playing both sides against the middle - telling the Russians he wants to defect and tantalizing them with . military secrets he claims to possess. A masterpiece of irony and intrigue, deft and dazzlingly plotted, this is Robert Littell's masterful debut - the opening shot of a brilliant career.

The Defection of A. Lewinter Hardcover – January 1, 1973. This first novel by Robert Littell, bestselling author of The Company, immediately elevated him to the ranks of John le Carre, Len Deighton, and Graham Greene. by. Robert Littell (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. LeWinter is an American scientist, for years an insignificant cog in America’s complex defense machinery. While at an academic conference in Tokyo, LeWinter contacts the KGB station chief and says he wants to defect. He tantalizes the Russians with . military secrets he claims to possess, but is his defection genuine?

Robert Littell is an unusual author; occupying a position somewhere in the middle-tier of espionage writing. He's not a household name but he's definitely known within the genre. The seamiest, most unflattering, most unsavory figures populate his casts. Lewinter" is a great book and a page-turner at that

The Defection of A. Lewinter" is a great book and a page-turner at that. A guy you wouldn't give a second thought to decides to defect while on a trip to Tokyo. Littell keeps the pressure on, as the Americans and the Soviets plot and scheme to figure out just what the heck has happened by this defection as well as how to play it. For the Soviets, will the Americans use reverse-psychology and act like the defection is no big deal (thereby hopefully leading the Soviets to conclude that Lewinter is a fraud)?

Автор: Littell, Robert Название: Defection of . Описание: Stone is the Head of an elite arm of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Автор: Littell, Robert Название: Defection of . Описание: Stone is the Head of an elite arm of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. When Oleg Kulakov defects from Russia, handcuffed to a sealed diplomatic pouch, it& Stone& job to find out if he& genuine.

For his fourteenth novel, Robert Littell creates an engrossing, multigenerational, wickedly . Littell, an old hand at the genre (he wrote the classic The Defection of .

For his fourteenth novel, Robert Littell creates an engrossing, multigenerational, wickedly nostalgic yet utterly candid saga, bringing to life through a host of l and imagined-the over 40 years of the CIA-"the Company" to insiders. Lewinter) keeps it all moving well, and there are convincing set pieces: the fall of Budapest, the Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba and an eerily prescient episode in Afghanistan, in which a character obviously modeled on Osama bin Laden appears, accompanied by a sidekick whose duty.

An American ceramics engineer defects to the Soviet Union only to find his loyalty to the Russians questioned by both nations

Comments

Sinredeemer Sinredeemer
This book is not a thriller. There is little tension or melodrama (or drama, if you prefer) similar to the work of LeCarre. Littel exposes the complete absurdity of Cold War spying in a neat, fast paced book where even the central problem faced by the characters in Washington and Moscow seems completely worthless to even the layman reader.

If this book is a satire it is drained of humor both by the events in the book and by our understanding of how much has changed in the world since this book was written. Still, the book remains timely and the complete waste of time and lives made me more than a little sad about the state of international relations that exists to this day.

Highly recommended.
Vinainl Vinainl
I don't know where Littell obtained his information for this book, but he is right on the money regarding how the U.S. and Soviet Union would look at a defector. I have had some professional experience in the area of counterintelligence and this book is right on the money. Is the defector and his information real or disinformation meant to cause the enemy billions of dollars to change their weapon systems to combat ours or what they think is ours.
I have to admit I started the book with a feeling of Oh Hum another attempt at a spy book. Up until that time the only author I felt captured this area was John Le Carre. Now I have Littell.
EXIBUZYW EXIBUZYW
To be honest, until the TV series "Legends", which I've been binge-watching, I wasn't aware of Robert Littell. My loss! This, his first novel, was a masterful read and I can't wait to read more of his books. My only complaint has nothing to do with Mr. Littell. There were more typos in this book than any other I recall reading. I hope the publisher attends to this. It's an insult to some great writing.
Mr_Jeйson Mr_Jeйson
A brillant farce on one level, a superb commentary on the ascent of absurdity in the intelligence community of the 1960s on another level, Littell's THE DEFECTION OF A.J. LEWINTER combines that rare package this side of Grahame Greene of being both fun to read and enlightening. A defector to the USSR, A.J. Lewinter may be a simpleton who may or may not have anything of value to share with the Russians. Is this the greatest defection the USA ever had? No one knows. But, careers are on the line (more so than the truth) and the working assumption is always to assume the worst. The plot revolves around who will win this mad battle where "sure indications" are typically the most unsure.
Laitchai Laitchai
2nd novel I read by this author and I still don't like him. His plots are fragmented. His digressions on ops, Russian politics, are boring. He loses track of his characters. When he doesn't know how to end he throws in mental illness. This is the second novel in which he uses this gimmick.
Doriel Doriel
I first read Robert Littell's The Company, and I have since admired his intelligence, grasp of detail concerning espionage and the Cold War, and his ability to write well-crafted, plausible, compelling stories. Defection of A.J. Lewinter was his first novel, and was a good one for the reasons just mentioned.
Rias Rias
Good yarn, a very unsatisfying ending. As if Mr. Littell ran out of steam - but give it a try.
This book shows the depths of paranoia spies can become immersed in. A guy tries to defect to the Russians. Is he for real? The Russians don't know, the Americans don't know. Littell deftly describes how each side tries to nudge the other side into believing that Lewinter is or isn't a plant. It can get quite confusing as they play out their ping pong game of espionage. While the thesis of the book is original and interesting, the book itself is, in my mind, not very compelling. Littell's best work was "The Company". In my estimation, his other efforts fall well short of that masterpiece.