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Once A Spy - A Novel

Keith Thomson

Drummond Clark was once a spy of legendary proportions. Now Alzheimer's disease has taken its toll and he's just a confused old man who's wandered away from home, waiting for his son to fetch him. When Charlie Clark takes a break from his latest losing streak at the track to bring Drummond back to his Brooklyn home, they find it blown sky high-and then bullets start flying in every direction. At first, Charlie thinks his Russian "creditors" are employing aggressive collection tactics. But once Drummond effortlessly hot-wires a car as their escape vehicle, Charlie begins to suspect there's much more to his father than meets the eye. He soon discovers that Drummond's unremarkable career as an appliance salesman was actually a clever cover for an elaborate plan to sell would-be terrorists faulty nuclear detonators. Drummond's intricate knowledge of the "device" is extremely dangerous information to have rattling around in an Alzheimer's-addled brain. The CIA wants to "contain" him--and so do some other shady characters who send Charlie and Drummond on a wild chase that gives "father and son quality time" a whole new meaning. With Once a Spy, Keith Thomson makes his debut on the thriller stage with energy, wit, and style to spare. From the Hardcover edition.

Drummond Clark was once a spy of legendary proportions. Now Alzheimer's disease has taken its toll and he's just a confused old man who's wandered away from home, waiting for his son to fetch him. When Charlie Clark takes a break from his latest losing streak at the track to bring Drummond back to his Brooklyn home, they find it blown sky high-and then bullets start flying in every direction. At first, Charlie thinks his Russian "creditors" are employing aggressive collection tactics. But once Drummond effortlessly hot-wires a car as their escape vehicle, Charlie begins to suspect there's much more to his father than meets the eye. He soon discovers that Drummond's unremarkable career as an appliance salesman was actually a clever cover for an elaborate plan to sell would-be terrorists faulty nuclear detonators. Drummond's intricate knowledge of the "device" is extremely dangerous information to have rattling around in an Alzheimer's-addled brain. The CIA wants to "contain" him--and so do some other shady characters who send Charlie and Drummond on a wild chase that gives "father and son quality time" a whole new meaning. With Once a Spy, Keith Thomson makes his debut on the thriller stage with energy, wit, and style to spare. From the Hardcover edition.
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Drummond Clark was once a spy of legendary proportions. Now Alzheimer's disease has taken its toll and he's just a confused old man who's wandered away from home, waiting for his son to fetch him. When Charlie Clark takes a break from his latest losing streak at the track to bring Drummond back to his Brooklyn home, they find it blown sky high-and then bullets start flying in every direction. At first, Charlie thinks his Russian "creditors" are employing aggressive collection tactics. But once Drummond effortlessly hot-wires a car as their escape vehicle, Charlie begins to suspect there's much more to his father than meets the eye. He soon discovers that Drummond's unremarkable career as an appliance salesman was actually a clever cover for an elaborate plan to sell would-be terrorists faulty nuclear detonators. Drummond's intricate knowledge of the "device" is extremely dangerous information to have rattling around in an Alzheimer's-addled brain. The CIA wants to "contain" him--and so do some other shady characters who send Charlie and Drummond on a wild chase that gives "father and son quality time" a whole new meaning. With Once a Spy, Keith Thomson makes his debut on the thriller stage with energy, wit, and style to spare. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Danny Campbell

Length:

6h 31m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:51


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:10


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:49


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:22


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:20


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:38


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:55


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:13


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:48


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:07


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:47


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:33


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:47


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:51


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:26


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:54


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:12


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:17


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

00:31