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The Prodigal Spy
The Prodigal Spy
Author: Joseph Kanon
In a time of accusations, treachery and lies, some secrets were heartbreaking.... — Others were deadly. — Once, Nick Kotlar tried to save his father. From the angry questions. From the accusations. From a piece of evidence that only Nick knew about and that he destroyed--for his father. But in the Red Scare of 1950 Walter Kotlar could not be saved...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780440225348
ISBN-10: 0440225345
Publication Date: 11/9/1999
Pages: 544
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 36 ratings
Publisher: Island Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This was the first book by Kanon that I read. I'm on the fence about his writing style - it seemed choppy and rushed, but at the same time, it read fast and easy. I can't think of one time that I got bored and skimmed a paragraph. I was surprised at the romantic twist and glad to see it wasn't written hastily or overly lengthy. It followed the style of the novel and added to the plot/storyline rather than taking away. The twist at the end ties up the loose ends magnificently and the turn is unbelievable. You won't be disappointed if you follow this story to the end! I have to give it 5 STARS and am working on Los Alamos already!
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