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The Nature of the Game Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- Publication date : November 22, 2011
- File size : 3018 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 462 pages
- Publisher : MysteriousPress.com/Open Road (November 22, 2011)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B0064T4ZCU
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #568,408 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The novel begins in 1990, but loops back and forth from the 1960s to the 1980s and back to 1990 as it tells the story of Jud Stuart, an operative so covert that it's hard to know who he's working for as he pulls off covert missions from Laos to Washington, DC to Los Angeles. Other characters include Wes Chandler, a Marine Corps officer assigned to find out why Jud Stuart is calling the CIA's agent distress line, and Nick Kelly, a journalist turned novelist who is Jud's friend from the 1970s.
It's a walk through the dark and seamy side of the Baby Boomer era, from the Vietnam War to the aftermath of Iran-Contra. Grady's prose is crisp, his dialogue sounds true to the ear, his characters are realistic and suitably complex, the plot is utterly byzantine yet coherent, and it's well-researched. The result is an immersion into a secret world that parallels our own that pays off an ambitious premise. This novel grabs your mind and your heart in one move and doesn't let go. I bought and read the hardcover in 1991 as a young man, lost it some years later, and bought it for my Kindle as soon as I found out it was available on Amazon.
Well done, Mr. Grady.