Morning Spy, Evening Spy

Colin MacKinnon

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Kareem was an Afghan resistance fighter of the 1980s and was once on the CIA payroll. 
But now he's responsible for the murder of an American CIA agent in Pakistan, which may compromise an intricate, long-planned CIA operation to capture Osama bin Laden.
CIA officer Paul Patterson, who ran Kareem as an agent during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, sets out to track him down. Patterson navigates a shadow land of intrigue in England, Africa, the Middle East, and the U.S., where truth and lies seem to merge. Meanwhile, Muhammad Atta and the other conspirators prepare their attack on the World Trade Center. The climax is a stunning reversal of everything that Patterson's quest has led him to expect.
Peopled with Washington bureaucrats, old CIA hands who operate by their own set of rules, African rebels, diplomats, and assassins, this thriller captures the world of the CIA and the terrorists with the intensity John le Carré brought to the Cold War.

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  Morning Spy, Evening Spy
PART I: MORNING(FEBRUARY 12-APRIL 27)1 FEBRUARY 12“Pray for War”“Will we ever … I mean ever … figure that asshole?”Bill Cleppinger, sour this chilly morning, shoots me a look when he asks this, then goes back to staring out the window of our government-service Chevrolet at the rain—a sullen, sloppy February drizzle—descending on the George Washington Parkway.I shrug: beats me.We’re talking about Ed Powers. And with Ed—well, the more you know, it always seems, the less you know.

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Praise for Morning Spy, Evening Spy

Praise for Morning Spy, Evening Spy:
"MacKinnon, a Middle East expert whose specialty is Iran, shows great insight into the inner workings of U.S. intelligence. His clipped prose style, descriptive discipline and tone-perfect dialogue elevate this thriller above the pack." --Publishers Weekly
"A nicely written thriller." --Kirkus Reviews
“This CIA procedural… pays off in a gut punch of an ending.” –Booklist
"[A] richly drawn, splendidly written novel of character....If you're a thriller reader, snatch this one up. It's the best of the year, by far." --St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"[A] gripping, fast-paced novel." --Tucson Citizen (Arizona)
“MacKinnon’s writing is sharp and fast-moving…[he] provides a good window into how the CIA operates.” –The Washingtonian


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About the Author

Colin MacKinnon

COLIN MACKINNON was chief editor of Middle East Executive Reports. From 1995-1997, he was Iran Country Coordinator for Amnesty International USA. While living in Iran, he taught at Tehran University and the University of Jondi Shapur in Ahwaz. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with his wife, Diane.

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Morning Spy, Evening Spy
Colin MacKinnon

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
December 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312355777
ISBN10: 0312355777
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$19.99

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St. Martin's Press
October 2006
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429993579
ISBN10: 142999357X
320 pages
$7.99
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