The Miernik Dossier is the dazzling first novel, newly reissued, by master spy novelist Charles McCarry. In this riveting, imaginative tale, five international agents embark on a road trip in a Cadillac from Switzerland to the Sudan. Among them are Paul Christopher, an American operative; Kalash el Khatar, the seven-foot-tall Muslim prince; Ilona Bentley, the beautiful half-English, half-Hungarian girlfriend of the British national, Nigel Collins; and Tadeusz Miernik, the shy and bumbling Polish scientist who might be the leader of a terror force that could set the Cold War aflame. Related as a collection of dossier notes written by the five characters, the novel reveals a complicated web in which each spins his or own deception: each is a spider, and each a spy.
“True entertainment…has throughout the crystal ring of truth…intelligent, absorbing.”—New Yorker
“There is no better American spy novelist.”—Time
“Charles McCarry is the best modern writer on the subject of intrigue.”—P. J. O’Rourke
“The most intelligent and enthralling piece of work I have read for a very long time.”—Eric Ambler
“The narration is authentic, professional, and dramatic.”—AudioFile
About the Author - Charles McCarry
Charles McCarry is the author of numerous acclaimed suspense thrillers. He established an international reputation as a novelist with the publication in 1974 of the worldwide bestseller, The Tears of Autumn. During the Cold War, he was an intelligence officer operating under deep cover in Europe, Africa, and Asia.