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A Single Spy Hardcover – April 25, 2017
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"Riveting." ―New York Times
"If you enjoy the works of Alan Furst and Terry Hayes, great espionage thrillers with heart and intelligence, then you will love A Single Spy." ―Aspen Daily News
“World War II history buffs, listen up: This one’s for you…this is spy fiction of the highest order.” ―Bookish
"Part bildungsroman, part history lesson, part political exposé, Christie's enthralling novel defies expectations while striking all the chords that make spy fiction so enjoyable." ―Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"With detailed historical events, compelling characters, and plenty of heart-grabbing moments, this novel is intensely engaging from the first page." ―Library Journal (starred review)
"A superb spy novel, with a vast sweep across the Eastern Front of World War II, all told from the vantage of a single man fighting to survive, while also perhaps changing the course of history." ―Chris Pavone, New York Times bestselling author of The Expats
"A rousing adventure saga and a first-rate spy novel. Exciting action scenes. Accurate espionage tradecraft. This irresistible historical thriller grabbed me with its fascinating depiction of little known, major events in WWII. Its unusual main character, a double agent for both the Soviets and the Nazis but looking out only for himself, is a wry deadly charmer." ―David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Ruler of the Night
"A Single Spy is a brilliant and beautiful novel that places William Christie firmly in the rarefied ranks of the world's finest authors of espionage fiction. Readers who've appreciated the dark, wonderfully written novels of John le Carré and Alan Furst, owe it to themselves to read it. The novel is that rare; Christie is that good." ―Dan Simmons, New York Times bestselling author of The Terror and The Crook Factory
"Alexsi is a breath of fresh air, a survivor for the ages who must live by his wits even as he is squeezed by the tyranny of both Stalin and Hitler. William Christie renders him convincingly, in tight, lucid prose with vivid period detail.” ―Dan Fesperman, author of The Letter Writer
"Christie paints not only a brilliant portrait of a daring young spy, but also of an explosive era. Taut, expertly plotted, and with an ingenious climax, this is a spy thriller for the ages." ―Dan Mayland, author of The Colonel’s Mistake
"To write a World War Two espionage thriller as chilling as A Single Spy, and to capture what it takes to survive bloodthirsty dictators, William Christie is either a brilliant novelist and gifted historian, or he is a 93-year old veteran of the Soviet and the Nazi spy services who has the memory of an elephant and the soul of a wolf." ―Justin Scott, New York Times bestselling author of The Shipkiller and Rampage, and co-author of the "Isaac Bell" series with Clive Cussler
About the Author
WILLIAM CHRISTIE is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a former Marine Corps infantry officer who commanded a number of units and served around the world. In addition to A Single Spy, he has written several other novels, published either under his own name or that of F.J. Chase.
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In any event, this is a wonderfully fascinating, intricate and fast-moving book. There is really only one character of note, our “single spy” Alexsi, whom we meet first as a street-wise 16-year-old orphan in Soviet Azerbaijan. Alexsi’s ability to slither out of toxic situations, as well as his close association with a family of German Communist émigrés, brings him to the attention of Soviet Intelligence, which grooms him and sets him up to go to Germany, impersonating the nephew of a Nazi officer. Alexsi is fast on his feet, multi-lingual, lethal with a pocket knife he often keeps in his underwear, and very conscientious about his espionage training. His survival instinct is impeccable, and he doesn’t hesitate to turn the tables when he perceives himself being sold out. He has a MacGyver-like proficiency with improvised explosives.
Anyway, accepting the blow to my self-image of realizing my early lifetime is indeed “history”, this is a delightful and thoroughly authentic book, and offers a wonderful glimpse into circumstances that are rapidly sinking into the quicksand of time. It deserves all of the five stars I give it.