Oh wow, what a great few days it has been, new arrivals left, right and centre, I am one lucky gal! The latest two to arrive at their new home are Heavy Bags of Soul by K.D. Rose and Old Boys by Charles McCarry. So, once again, two thank yous must go out at the same time – thank you, K.D., for a copy of your work and thank you, Katherine, of Duckworth Publishers for a copy of Charles McCarry’s work - thank you!
It is half past dark and we are in a graveyard orbit. Travelers have lost their way. Mankind is hard of hearing. We have abandoned insight and revelation for commerce and merry-go-rounds of distraction. But wonder is still in the palm of our hand. Wisdom is everywhere when we pay attention. We hold the key to orchards in camouflage and we are charged with the task of taking vision and making it into reality – beyond anything that exists and beyond what others say can be done. Learning this is an absolute requirement to our survival.
Retired master spy Paul Christopher goes missing a day after a family dinner.
Months later a Chinese official delivers his ashes to the American consulate in Beijing, and a memorial service is held in Washington. But the Old Boys of the CIA are not convinced that their ex-colleague is dead and embark upon a thrilling search that takes them from Xinjiang to Brazil, from Rome to Moscow and a secret more dangerous than any of them expected.