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by Charles McCarry

  • Author: Charles McCarry
  • ISBN: 0715637355
  • ISBN13: 978-0715637357
  • ePub: 1179 kb | FB2: 1245 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Company (March 1, 2011)
  • Pages: 480
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 556
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Second Sight (Paul Christopher Novels) ePub download

The Paul Christopher novels, together and separately, resemble a Christopher Nolan movie in that time .

The Paul Christopher novels, together and separately, resemble a Christopher Nolan movie in that time sequences become jumbled; .  . It’s tempting to say that Charles McCarry’s The Tears of Autumn is the greatest espionage novel ever written by an American, if only because it’s hard to conceive of one that could possibly be better.

Second Sight"- like all the other Charles McCarrys I have read- is complex but readable with excellent . I discovered Charles McCarry two summers ago, and have devoured the seven Paul Christopher novels since then.

Second Sight"- like all the other Charles McCarrys I have read- is complex but readable with excellent plotting and characters. The story flips around in time- in the hands of another author this might be confusing but here it seems logical. Second Sight and at least four others are as good or better than anything LeCarre ever wrote, and unlike the storyteller who lost his power when he stopped writing about the Cold War, McCarry is not burdened by the ridiculous notion of different sides being morally equivalent.

That’s because this is the seventh in a series SECOND SIGHT: A PAUL CHRISTOPHER NOVEL by Charles McCarry is a well-written novel. And that kept me reading it long after I otherwise would have given up. McCarry seems to be, in SECOND SIGHT, at least, a great writer but not a good storyteller. This is because it takes so long for anything to happen. At page 122 I almost stopped reading.

Second Sight', the 7th (?) in Charles McCarry's series starring Paul Christopher, was a real challenge. The seventh and final volume in McCarry's series of novels about poet/spy Paul Christopher and his family

Second Sight', the 7th (?) in Charles McCarry's series starring Paul Christopher, was a real challenge. I love McCarry's technique, characters, knowledge of the intricacies of the clandestine world. The seventh and final volume in McCarry's series of novels about poet/spy Paul Christopher and his family. Not far into the story, Cathy, Paul's beautiful, pregnant and wildly jealous first wife, sees.

Christopher, Paul (Fictitious character), Intelligence service.

Second Sight is seventh in the series that follows the legendary spy Paul Christopher-a man ensnared by a line of.

Second Sight is seventh in the series that follows the legendary spy Paul Christopher-a man ensnared by a line of work that never failed to exert its insidious influence outside professional boundaries. Now retired and living the quiet life as a loving husband in Washington, . Christopher has survived battlefields of World War II, undercover Cold War killing grounds, and imprisonment in China. In his tenth book featuring CIA agent Paul Christopher, Charles McCarry delves into Christopher's past, answering some of the questions which have tantalized readers for decades. Overall, the critics were pleased with this latest addition to Christopher's story.

Second Sight is seventh in the series that follows the legendary spy Paul Christopher-a man ensnared by a line of work that never failed to exert its insidious influence outside professional boundaries

Second Sight is seventh in the series that follows the legendary spy Paul Christopher-a man ensnared by a line of work that never failed to exert its insidious influence outside professional boundaries. But now, throughout the Arab world, . agents are being kidnapped and brain- drained by an unidentified enemy armed with a diabolical new drug

Second Sight (Christopher is a peripheral character). Old Boys (Christopher is a peripheral character).

Second Sight (Christopher is a peripheral character).

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Second Sight is seventh in the series that follows the legendary spy Paul Christophera man ensnared by a line of work that never failed to exert its insidious influence outside professional boundaries.

No, Charles McCarry writes like Henry James with a broad streak of Eric Ambler, using wonderfully descriptive sentences about how a man or woman looks and how they used to look

I was in my local Poundland Store the other day looking for a new screwdriver when I came across an untidy stack of paperbacks, which included some Charlie Higson titles, plus many writers I’d never heard of, including Charles McCarry. The book was a novel called The Better Angels. No, Charles McCarry writes like Henry James with a broad streak of Eric Ambler, using wonderfully descriptive sentences about how a man or woman looks and how they used to look. None of his characters are ever who they seem at first encounter and quickly wrong foot you into liking them before you no longer do.

Since his re-emergence with the publication of Old Boys and Christopher's Ghosts, Charles McCarry has been heralded as one of the select few novelists of espionage who manage to break out of their genre to shine as brilliant and unique. Second Sight is seventh in the series that follows the legendary spy Paul Christopher-a man ensnared by an insidious line of work-espionage-, which threatens to take over all aspects of his life. Now retired and living the quiet life as a loving husband in Washington, Christopher has survived the battlefields of World War II, the undercover Cold War killing grounds, and imprisonment in China. But now, throughout the Arab world, U.S. agents are being kidnapped and brain-drained by an unidentified enemy armed with a diabolical new drug. Christopher's old friend and superior in 'the Outfit' calls with a request he feels he must take up. But what begins for Christopher as a global manhunt swiftly turns into something far closer to home. For the key to the danger he must defuse is a secret buried deep in his own perilous past.
Inertedub
McCarry is not at his best with this book. There are long - make that very long - side trips down history lane in Africa which were so long and dull that I just flipped through. Characters wander in and out. CM has this book as part of a series so a lot of the characters are old friends and enemies. He has woven an intensely complicated series that almost needs a genealogy chart to follow. The stories are of course old hat James Bond stuff: much, much larger than life hero who looks like Adonis, women of unearthly beauty, and are pretty much dated. A lot of time is spent bashing Yale, and the Ivy League in general. One character routinely refers to Yale as the "Fool Factory" and I've wondered myself if Yale is in the fool business given the histories of some of our leading politicians of recent years. Still, CM writes well and entertainingly and is worth the time. His general knowledge is immense.
Frdi
As is his style in this spy series of Paul Christopher of the "Outfit" the story goes back and fourth in time from WW II to the present and includes most if not all of the rich characters who have had full or slim roles in other books of the series. This is part of the enjoyment of the series. In this case David Patchen, Paul Christopher's boss and head of the "Outfit" has to stop his agents from being kidnapped and returned unharmed but with all their secret knowledge revealed. How this is accomplished is questionably unbelievable but I forgive the author because in this tale a deeper exploration takes place of the wives of David and Paul, and friends and family of Paul. It is all pulled together so that it intertwines throughout this tale and the other books. I''ll be honest though, if this is the first book you are reading in the series I don't think you will enjoy it as much as I did. If this were my first book I had read I would have given it a three star only because I would not be able to relish the complex tale and history of the storyline. I think you will enjoy it more if read some of the earlier books in the series.
Quttaro
Reading a Charles McCarry novel again makes me realize all the dross I have been reading lately. "Second Sight"- like all the other Charles McCarrys I have read- is complex but readable with excellent plotting and characters. The story flips around in time- in the hands of another author this might be confusing but here it seems logical. I am reading this one out of order and the only thing I would recommend to other readers is that they read the Christopher novels in chronological order as there is ongoing plot and character development which contributes to the enjoyment.
Āłł_Ÿøūrš
For years, LeCarre's The Spy Who Came In From The Cold was my favorite spy novel. I discovered Charles McCarry two summers ago, and have devoured the seven Paul Christopher novels since then. Second Sight and at least four others are as good or better than anything LeCarre ever wrote, and unlike the storyteller who lost his power when he stopped writing about the Cold War, McCarry is not burdened by the ridiculous notion of different sides being morally equivalent. There is good and evil, and never should the two be confused, even if the good is imperfect. The book spreads deftly across three generations of Christophers and several continents, as the quiet, emotionally burdened Paul, technically retired from intelligence work, tries to deal with his remarkable past, and a daughter he never knew existed. If this is the way the author has chosen to end the series, what a sparking finish line!
Eng.Men
Forgive me for raving a bit-but this is a general review 'cuz I have been rereading all the McCarry books, one after the other, and except for one, they all run together so seamlessly. I love 'em all! Cant remember where one ends and the next one starts...He is a consummate story-teller, tales within tales, with a family tree/geneology of the Christophers and The Hubbards that last for hundreds of years. He is so talented a writer. I love John LeCarre, and I mean no disrespect to his skills. I have read ever book of his. No need to make a 'super bowl' kind of comparison-lets just say if you like layered, sometimes dense stories filled with compelling characters, especially the main protagonists, you cannot go wrong with McCarry. Top of the pile-
Zulkishicage
Second Sight was my first exposure to Charles McCarry. I thought the story line was creative, and the characters fully drawn and compelling. Great stuff here for fans of the spy novel, especially if you like the early days of the CIA right after WWII.

But, as I was reading the book I could tell that there was a lot of history to these characters (and between these characters) that I was missing. The novel felt like a final good-bye to Paul Christopher and his compatriots. Only later did I fgure out that this was the last of the several Paul Christopher books. I will go back and read some of the earlier books in the series - and I recommend that you do too before reading Second Sight.

If you are already familiar with the series, then I have no doubt you will find this book a very enjoyable conclusion.
Nagor
The Charles McCarry Cold War spy novels built around the prime character, Paul Christopher, are entertaining and instructive. This one is more the latter with a long, long section set among the people of a sect of Berbers in the mountains of North Africa. If you were new to the Paul Christopher series, this might baffle you. Best to start the series with "The Tears of Autumn." If you like that one proceed on, reading "Second Sight" which seems to be the last. But there is one more, truly the last, being "The Old Boys."
First I read The Tears of Autumn and then was so pleased to find that there were many books in the Paul Christopher Novel series
I read each one totally entranced. The only problem is that once I have read one, I want another and another. The fact is there are many of these. I feel like I have become a part of the family and I love reading one after another.
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