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Paul Vidich, Author of The Good Assassin and An Honorable Man

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
East City Bookshop
645 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003

 

Join us for an evening with Paul Vidich as he discusses his new thriller, The Good Assassin, in conversation with The Book Maven, Bethanne Patrick.

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About the Book:

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.

The Good Assassin: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501110429
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - April 18th, 2017

An Honorable Man: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501110412
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - February 28th, 2017