A clever spy novel written as a series of dossiers from the various spies and spy agencies tied up in a confused cold war battle for influence. All the classic spy novel motifs are here: betrayals both political and personal, glamourous and troubled women, troubled and glamorous men, sex, booze, violence.
The hook is that most of the novel takes place while the main characters are driving from Europe to Africa together in a Cadillac. It’s the kind of thing that could be hokey, but in the hands of a writer as talented as McCarry, works. If you’re a fan of the genre, you’ll like this one.
Recommended for the enthusiast.