A few years before the fall of the Berlin Wall, spook-turned-novelist Edwin Lemaster revealed to up-and-coming journalist Bill Cage that he’d once considered spying for the enemy. For Cage, a Foreign Service brat who grew up in the very cities where Lemaster’s books were set, the news story created a brief but embarrassing sensation and heralded the beginning of the end of his career in journalism.
More than two decades later, Cage, now a lonely, disillusioned PR man, receives an anonymous note hinting that he should have dug deeper into Lemaster’s pronouncement. Spiked with cryptic references to some of Cage’s favorite spy novels, the note is the first of many literary bread crumbs that lead him back to Vienna, Prague, and Budapest, each instruction drawing him closer to the complex truth, each giving rise to more questions: Why is beautiful Litzi Strauss back in his life after 30 years? How much of his father’s job involved the CIA? As the events of Lemaster’s past eerily - and dangerously - begin intersecting with those of Cage’s own, a “long stalemate of secrecy” may finally be coming to an end.
A story about spies and their secrets, fathers and sons, lovers and fate, duplicity and loyalty, The Double Game ingeniously taps the espionage classics of the Cold War to build a spellbinding maze of intrigue. It is Dan Fesperman’s most audacious, suspenseful, and satisfying novel yet.
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very clever and original spy thriller
i can't give this book a specific ranking among all of the books i've listened to, but i truly enjoyed listening to The Double Game, and i bet you will as well!
well, if i told you, i'd have to kill you...
he did a great job as a narrator. when the novel called for a more up tempo narration, you're drawn into the vortex, and at other times when things needed to be slowed down, his voicing did justice. perfectly cast.
not one specific moment i can recall (i am on my 4th audiobook since this one) but as you've probably read already, the author uses other books as a kind of map of clues, and these have sparked my interest and i want to start listening to them as well...