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The Good Assassin

Paul Vidich

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Paul Vidich follows up his acclaimed debut spy thriller with a suspenseful tale of Cold War espionage set in 1950s Cuba, as foreign powers compete to influence the outcome of a revolution. Former CIA agent George Mueller arrives in Havana in August 1958—the last months before the fall of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista—to look into the activities of Toby Graham, a CIA officer suspected of harboring sympathies for the rebel forces fighting the unpopular Batista regime. Mueller knew Graham as an undergraduate and later they were colleagues in Berlin fighting the Soviet NKVD. Under the guise of their long acquaintance Mueller is recruited to vet rumors that Graham is putting weapons, covertly provided by the CIA to Batista, into the hands of Castro’s forces. Public exposure of the CIA weapons mission, and the activity of one rogue agent, threaten to embarrass the agency. Mueller uncovers a world of deceit as the FBI, CIA, and State Department compete to influence the outcome of the revolution in the face of the brutal dictatorship’s imminent collapse. Graham, meanwhile, is troubled by the hypocrisy of a bankrupt US foreign policy, and has fallen in love with a married American woman, Liz Malone. Paul Vidich has written a powerful story of ideals, passions, betrayals, and corrupting political rivalries in the months before Castro’s triumphant march into Havana on New Year’s Day 1959. This sequel showcases the widely praised talents of Paul Vidich, who Booklist says, “writes with an economy of style that acclaimed novelists might do well to emulate.”

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Newbern

Length:

6h 26m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

46:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:05