James Grady is the New York Times bestselling author of Six Days of the Condor, which became the Robert Redford movie Three Days of the Condor. He has been hailed as ‘a master of intrigue’ (John Grisham) and ‘the king of the modern espionage thriller’ (George Pelecanos). Other works include Shadow of the Condor and Mad Dogs (published by No Exit Press in 2006). He has worked as a screenwriter for CBS, FX, HBO, and major studios, and lives with his wife, writer Bonnie Goldstein, inside Washington DC’s Beltway.
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A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A particularly imaginative espionage thriller for the modern times and a curious sequel over four decades later to Grady's original SIX DAYS OF THE CONDOR in which the eponymous agent has now become a heavily medicated hostage to the powers that be, but is he really as hopeless as he appears or is he the one manipulating the events? And why is he being followed? Faye Dozier, the agent charged with keeping tabs on him is soon drawn into his orbit and, together, they are forced to confront and decipher the layers of deception and trust entangling the spy establishment when her partner is killed. A fever dream of a thriller which lays bare the dirty world of Washington and the return of an iconic character, but not as you expected him if you still imagined the Condor as Robert Redford. ~ Maxim Jakubowski
Five deranged CIA killers break out from a secret insane asylum for retired agents... James Grady revolutionized thrillers with his first novel 'Six Days of the Condor'. Now Grady breaks out of all genre limitations with 'Mad Dogs', a stunning novel launched from a totally original creation: the CIA's secret insane asylum for retired agents. Five deranged CIA killers, all of them dependent on their meds, and deep in the woods of Maine, are forced to break out when someone murders their psychiatrist. Like the central character of 'Motherless Brooklyn', they operate under somewhat skewed perceptions of the real world. Their training, however, has prepared them to survive in an unfriendly world - even if that world is the Boston to Washington corridor as they chase down the real killer.
SIX DAYS OF THE CONDOR: When Malcolm discovers his CIA colleagues butchered in the blood-spattered office he realises that only an oversight by the assassins has saved his life. He contacts CIA headquarters for help but when an attempted rendezvous goes badly wrong he realises that no-one can be trusted. Code-named Condor, Malcolm disappears into the streets of Washington, hoping to evade the killers long enough to unravel the conspiracy - but will that be enough to save his life? LAST DAYS OF THE CONDOR: Look in the mirror. You're nobody. You know pursuing the truth will get you killed. But you refuse to just fade away. You've been designated an enemy of the largest secret national security apparatus in America's history. All assassins' guns are aimed at you. And you run for your life, branded with the code name you made iconic: Condor. Last Days of the Condor is a breakneck, ticking-clock saga of America on the edge of a startling spy world revolution. Set in the savage streets and Kafkaesque corridors of Washington DC, Last Days of the Condor is shot through with sex and suspense, secret agent tradecraft and full-speed action.
Vin, a name of convenience for the agent known as Condor, has been released from psychiatric care and is back to work. The only problem is that his work now entails the mundane job of sorting through books meant for the incinerator instead of the high-adrenaline rush of being a covert spy for the CIA. Struggling to separate hallucinations from reality, Condor attempts to immerse himself in the task at hand, but his acute sense of danger soon overwhelms him. While wandering the labyrinth of the Library of Congress's subterranean tunnels, he encounters a damsel in distress. Someone is following her, and Condor can't resist the lure of covert ops - or placing his own life in jeopardy.
The explosive short story launch for the new novel LAST DAYS OF THE CONDOR"e;They led him out of the CIA's secret insane asylum as the sun set over autumn's forest there in Maine."e;Led him into a modern American nightmare any of us could face.But he's a legend, a silver-haired man codenamed Condor, a classic American hero in his first appearance since Watergate, on his way in this prequel to the upcoming novel, LAST DAYS OF THE CONDOR. And it's all about the price he's forced to pay to get there.Award-winning short story author, screenwriter and novelist James Grady delivers a bullet-paced, savage journey with the iconic character he created and that Robert Redford made an international sensation in the movie THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR. Love, sex, loyalty, honor and savagery loosed in our modern world electrify this novella, a portrait of heroism and horror and America beyond 9/11. It is an espionage adventure unlike anything you've ever read. "e;Grady is to spy novels as the great Elmore Leonard was to crime fiction,"e; says Pulitzer Prize winning author Kai Bird, while John Grisham calls Grady: "e;A master of intrigue."e;At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The novel that inspired the Robert Redford film Three Days of the CondorSandwiches save Ronald Malcolm's life. On the day that gunmen pay a visit to the American Literary Historical Society, he's out at lunch. The Society is actually a backwater of the Central Intelligence Agency, where Malcolm and a few other bookworms comb mystery novels for clues that might unlock real life diplomatic questions. One of his colleagues has learned something he wasn't meant to know. A sinister conspiracy has penetrated the CIA, and the gunmen are its representatives. They massacre the office, and only learn later of Malcolma loose end that needs to be dealt with.Malcolmcodename Condorcalls his handlers at the Agency, hoping for a safe haven, instead drawing another attempt on his life. With no one left to trust he goes on the run. But like it or not, Malcolm is the only person who can root out the corruption at the highest levels of the CIA.
In this classic thriller, presented with a new introduction by the author, a down-and-out ex-CIA operative runs from his former masters and propels us like a bullet through the secret spy history of AmericaJud is not too drunk to recognize the assassin. How the hit man found him in this hard-bitten roadhouse, Jud isn't sure, but he's not going to go down without a fight. His hands shaking too much for close combat, Jud perches himself on the bar's roof and drops on the assassin when he steps into the darkness. Though Jud only meant to stun, the man is dead. Jud doesn't care.Quitting the CIA has not proven as easy as he hoped. Once one of the Agency's top killers, Jud's skills have been dulled by civilian life, and his only chance is to go into hiding. Before he disappears off the grid, he makes a call to Nick Kelley, a D.C. journalist who is one of the only men Jud can trust. Between the two of them, they have a shot atstopping the rot at the heart of the CIA. That is, if the rot doesn't kill them first.
A post-9/11 re-imagining of Six Days of the Condor, the basis for the classic film starring Robert RedfordFour decades after Six Days of the Condor revolutionized the thriller, James Grady reimagines his classic tale for the post-9/11 world.In this chilling short story, a CIA researcher named Condor is caught in the grip of a conspiracy that he can barely understand. When he finds something strange linked to a covert operation in Afghanistan, he makes the mistake of contacting his superiors. A gunman descends during an office coffee break, killing all but Condor. Alone and out of his depth, Condor chases the conspiracy as he's on the run, learning quickly that, though the Cold War may be over, espionage remains a dangerous game.
A haunting short story about friendship and loss in small-town MontanaJake, Steve, and Thel are inseparable. The trio scampers through the narrow streets of Shelby without giving thought to the rest of the world. Then Jake's life changes the first time he goes up in a plane: That ride in a battered old Mustang P-51 teaches him that no one but pilots can know true freedom. He joins the Air Force and comes back to Shelby when he's on leave. Steve and Thel stay behind, making lives in the tough heartland town in Montana. Though farther apart, they remain a groupand will stay that way, whether they live or die.
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