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Published by Broadway Books in New York .
Written in English

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    154,735-LP

    StatementJoseph Kanon.
    The Physical Object
    FormatLarge Print
    Pagination643 p.
    Number of Pages643
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20942482M
    ISBN 100739401874


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The Prodigal Spy, the only one of Kanons seven novels that I That book won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel — well-deserved recognition for an outstanding thriller that was also an accomplished work of historical fiction/5.

The Prodigal Spy, the only one of Kanon’s seven novels that I hadn’t yet read, was his second book. Unfortunately, like so many second novels, it appears to have been a struggle to write.

The novel is very slow on the uptake, requiring a long, sometimes tedious recitation of the childhood observations of its protagonist, Nick Kotlar/5(). Edgar Award—winning Kanon (Los Alamos, ) returns with a Cold War spy tale. Opening with a chilling re-creation of the Red Scare days of the early s, the story soon leads to the questioning of one Walter Kotlar by the House Un-American Activities Committee.

Kotlar, as the reader knows instinctively, can—t be a spy—but when a woman scheduled to testify before the committee is Author: Joseph Kanon. Walter Kotlar is the epitome of the American dream, the son of working class immigrants who attends Yale and becomes part of the establishment, but he is caught up in the ’50s fear of the ‘red menace’ and forced to testify before the Committee on Un-American Activities.

He seems a. The Prodigal Spy Joseph Kanon, Author Broadway Books $25 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author.

ARTICLES. When Hollywood's. On JanuEvan Smoak returns to action in Prodigal Son, the next must-read thriller from New York Times bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz.

Smoak, also known as Orphan X (a once government-trained assassin) and the Nowhere Man (a tough-as-nails vigilante) will attempt to adjust to life as a normal citizen when readers catch back. The Prodigal Spy is a story of fathers and sons and the loyalties that transcend borders, and of a young man’s search for the truth buried in his own past, when a national drama was made personal and history itself became a crime story.

Joseph Kanon is the internationally bestselling author of eight novels, which have been published in twenty-four languages, including: Los Alamos, which won the Edgar Award for best first novel, The Good German, which was made into a film starring George Clooney and Cate Blanchett, The Prodigal Spy, Alibi, which earned Kanon the Hammett Award of the International Association of Crime Brand: Random House Publishing Group.

That book didn't quite work, with the author spending too much time on atmosphere and the characters and not enough time on the plot. After all, in my book you read a thriller for the plot - if you want great characters and atmosphere, read Flaubert or Bellow.

With "The Prodigal Spy," however, Mr. Kanon has definitely hit a home run/5(6). The Prodigal Spy, set in the aftermath of the Manhattan Project, offers a glimpse at cold war espionage and a very personal story about the effects of McCarthyism and the paranoia that it spawned.

Once again, Kanon effortlessly weaves together history and fiction in prose that is thick with period details. The real achievement of the book /5().

What made the experience of listening to The Prodigal Spy the most enjoyable. Enjoyed the story very much, I'm downloading another title by this author as I write this. Music is poorly reproduced and interferes with narration.

What other book might you compare The Prodigal Spy to and why. Tinker, tailor. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Kanon's second novel, after the very well-received Los Alamos, is somewhat disappointing. He ventures into John le Carre territory, telling the tale of an American State Department official, hounded by the McCarthyites inwho proves them right by abruptly decamping to the Soviet Union in the middle of congressional hearings into his loyalty/5(79).

Palace Square, St Petersburg, A shot rings out. As Cossacks tackle the assassin to the ground, no one notices a beautiful young woman slip away. Yugoslavia, a German officer has been shot and killed. Along with him a young, beautiful filmmaker and photographera veritable hero to her peoplehas.

Prodigal Son is an American crime drama television series, created by Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver for the Fox Broadcasting Company, that premiered on Septem In Octoberthe series was picked up for a full season of 22 episodes.

The series centers on Malcolm Bright, whose father, Martin Whitly, is the infamous serial killer No. of episodes: 10 (list of episodes). The Prodigal Spy is a mystery and a novel of ideas - Allan Massie It is Kanon's political maturity and understanding that make this novel something quite unusual - Scotsman A wonderfully fluent writer with a gift for honed dialogue - Observer That rare thing - a thriller to stimulate heart and mind - Daily Mail on The Good German show more/5(K).

The Prodigal Spy, set in the aftermath of the Manhattan Once again, Kanon effortlessly weaves together history and fiction in prose that is thick with period details.

The real achievement of the book, though, is the author's strong sense of his narrative centere, Nick Kotlar. The Prodigal Spy is a mystery and a novel of ideas - Allan Massie. It is Kanon's political maturity and understanding that make this novel something quite unusual - Scotsman.

A wonderfully fluent writer with a gift for honed dialogue - Observer. That rare thing - a thriller to stimulate heart and mind - Daily Mail on The Good German/5(). But that may still be the least of the book's virtues. The characters live beyond the pages, and they speak the way human beings speak (dialogue in thrillers rarely enjoys an ear as acute as Joseph Kanon's).

Within the conventions of the espionage story, The Prodigal Spy explores profound issues of love and betrayal in adult, thought-provoking /5. The Prodigal Spy A Novel (Book): Kanon, Joseph: "When his father is accused of treason, Nick Kotlar tries to save him--by destroying a piece of evidence.

But in the Red Scare ofWalter Kotlar cannot be saved. Branded a spy, Walter flees the country, leaving behind his family--along with a key witness lying dead on the pavement below her D.C.

hotel room. Joseph Kanon. The Prodigal Spy. In a time of accusations, treachery and lies, some secrets were heartbreaking. Others were deadly. Once, Nick Kotlar tried to save his father. From the angry questions.

From the accusations. From a piece of evidence that only Nick knew about and that he destroyed—for his father. But in the Red Scare of Walter Kotlar could not be saved. But that may still be the least of the book's virtues. The characters live beyond the pages, and they speak the way human beings speak (dialogue in thrillers rarely enjoys an ear as acute as Joseph Kanon's).

Within the conventions of the espionage story, The Prodigal Spy explores profound issues of love and betrayal in adult, thought-provoking /5().

book review. The Prodigal Spy. By Tom Walker. Denver Post Books Editor. THE PRODIGAL SPY By Joseph Kanon Broadway Books, $ Jan. 10 - Joseph Kanon's first novel, "Los Alamos,'' was a resounding success, winning the Edgar Award for best first novel and easily becoming one of the most successful first novels of Set in the s, "Los Alamos'' used the secrecy surrounding the.

Moreover, the book ends in a second climax of sorts, when the first link in the chain is captured, and this ending feels overdrawn and superfluous. None of this diminishes Kanon's accomplishment. As a mystery, the reader is eager throughout.

As a history of McCarthyism, though fictional, The. Check out this great listen on Washington, The trouble with history, Nick Kotlar's father tells him, is that you have to live through it before you know how it'll come out.

And for Walter Kotlar, a high-level State Department official, the stakes couldn't be higher: an ambitious Brand: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio. PRODIGAL SON is a fresh take on a crime franchise with a provocative and outrageous lead character and a darkly comedic tone, from Emmy Award-nominated executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter (“Riverdale,” “The Flash”) and writers Chris Fedak (“Deception,” “Chuck”) and Sam Sklaver (“Deception,” “Bored to.

The Prodigal Spy: A Novel by Kanon, Joseph An apparently unread copy in perfect condition. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers.5/5(1).

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One of the cookies we use is critical for certain aspects of the site to operate and has already been set. Read "The Prodigal Spy A Novel" by Joseph Kanon available from Rakuten Kobo. In a time of accusations, treachery and lies, some secrets were heartbreaking.

Others 4/5. The Prodigal Spy (Book): Kanon, Joseph: Twenty years after defecting to the Soviet Union, a U.S. government employee asks his son to clear his name. The father, Walter Kotlar, fled while being investigated by Senator McCarthy and now he is ready to spill the beans on people in the U.S.

government who framed him. Created by Chris Fedak, Sam Sklaver. With Tom Payne, Lou Diamond Phillips, Halston Sage, Aurora Perrineau.

Malcolm Bright, one of the best criminal psychologists around, uses his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve crimes/ The writing is excellent. The characters are vivid and the pacing superb. However the plot is contrived, the twists often silly [the same lead character has to be by turns blindly optimistic, blindly credulous, and just plain silly] and the ending is obvious halfway through the book which makes the main suspense guessing how the character will deduce what the reader already knows/5(4).

The writing is excellent. The characters are vivid and the pacing superb. However the plot is contrived, the twists often silly [the same lead character has to be by turns blindly optimistic, blindly credulous, and just plain silly] and the ending is obvious halfway through the book which makes the main suspense guessing how the character will deduce what the reader already knows/5(7).

The Prodigal Spy is a story of fathers and sons and the loyalties that transcend borders, and of a young man's search for the truth buried in his own past, when a national drama was made personal and history itself became a crime story.

Title: The Prodigal Spy Author: Joseph Kanon Kanon, Joseph (). The Prodigal Spy. New York: Broadway Books LCCN: PSA P76 LC Subjects Americans--Czech Republic--Fiction.

Fathers and sons--Fiction. Conspiracies--Fiction. Czech Republic--Fiction. PRODIGAL SPY, THE by Joseph Kanon - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOK See all titles by Joseph Kanon.

Henry Holt: NY First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dustjacket, signed by author. Washington, The trouble with history, Nick Kotlar's father tells him, is that you have to live through it before you know how it'll come out.

Read "The Prodigal Spy" by Joseph Kanon available from Rakuten Kobo. It is and communists are being hunted across America. When Walter Kotlar is accused of being a spy by the House Un- /5(3). The Prodigal Spy: A Novel. Average rating: out of 5 stars, based on 4 reviews 4 reviews. Joseph Kanon.

Walmart # $ $ 7. 83 $ $ 7. Out of stock and the ending is obvious halfway through the book which makes the main suspense guessing how the character will deduce what the reader already knows. Worth a read but /5(4). “The Prodigal Spy” is a better written book than Kanon’s first, “Los Alamos,” especially in its treatment of the emotions surrounding a betrayal and forgiveness.

It’s just the shaky mechanics of the convoluted plot that hold this book back. Kanon, the author of “The Good German,” and “The Prodigal Spy,” among others, is a master of the genre, and here delivers a book that will appeal to fans of “The Americans’’ and.

The Prodigal Church is more than just a demolition project. Atop the wreckage left by pragmatism and consumerism, Wilson attempts to rebuild scaffolding with different, yet more durable materials. In this, the book succeeds, though not perfectly.

In a time of accusations, treachery and lies, some secrets were wereNick Kotlar tried to save his father. From the angry questions. From the accusations. From a piece of evidence that only Nick knew about and that he destroyed&#;for his father.

But in the Re.Walter Kotlar is the epitome of the American dream, the son of working class immigrants who attends Yale and becomes part of the establishment, but he is caught up in the ’50s fear of the ‘red menace’ and forced to testify before the Committee on Un-American Activities.The Prodigal Spy | In a time of accusations, treachery and lies, some secrets were heartbreaking.

Others were deadly. Once, Nick Kotlar tried to save his father. From the angry questions. From the accusations. From a piece of evidence that only Nick knew about and that he destroyed--for his father.