The Amateur Spy

  • by Dan Fesperman
  • Narrated by Phil Gigante
  • 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Burned out by years of humanitarian-aid work, Freeman and Mila Lockhart have retreated to an idyllic Greek island. But on the first night of their new life, they are surprised by three intruders who seem to know everything about Freeman - including a haunting secret he has long kept from Mila. They use it to blackmail him into spying on an old Palestinian friend in Jordan. Overnight, Freeman is plunged into the maelstrom of the Middle East and is quickly in over his head.In suburban Washington, D.C., meanwhile, a prosperous Palestinian-American couple, Abbas and Aliyah Rahim, are still grieving for their daughter, accidentally killed while vacationing abroad. Abbas, a surgeon whose patients number among the nation's elite, blames her death on the bureaucratic machinations of overly suspicious officials. Aliyah fears he may be reeling toward fanaticism, and her efforts to avert this take her to Jordan. Like Freeman, she is soon overwhelmed by the region's dangerous passions and complexities.As their paths converge, Freeman and Aliyah - both desperately worried about the loved ones they left behind - must swiftly separate fact from illusion, enemy from friend.The consequences of failure could be catastrophic.


What the Critics Say

"The Amateur Spy offers a gritty verisimilitude against a subtle political honing the genre of intelligent political thrillers." (The Economist)
"Blends Tom Clancy's readability with Robert Ludlum's insider touch and a soupcon of Graham Greene anomie." (Baltimore Sun)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

not bad

some good scenes of the middle east conflict through a relatively engaging tale with enough action to keep it moving along.
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- itinerant

I've listened to this book twice

It's always fresh. The nuances of his writing I enjoyed more the second time, because the first time I focused on the plot.
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- Christena "Teacher"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-15-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio