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  • Author:
    Robert Littell
  • ISBN:
    1597223840
  • ISBN13:
    978-1597223843
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  • Publisher:
    Wheeler Pub Inc (December 6, 2006)
  • Pages:
    501 pages
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    Contemporary
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Ferociously suspenseful and brilliantly topical, Vicious Circle is a thriller that, like The Company before it, breaks down an. .

Ferociously suspenseful and brilliantly topical, Vicious Circle is a thriller that, like The Company before it, breaks down an entire culture of violence into the corrupted consciences that embody it. Muscularly plotted suspense. The Washington Post A tale to hold its own with. John le Carré’s The Little Drummer Girl. and Robert Stone’s Damascus Gate. Robert Littell's novels include the New York Times–bestseller The Company, The October Circle, Mother Russia, The Amateur, The Once and Future Spy, An Agent in Place, The Visiting Professor, and Walking Back the Cat. A former Newsweek journalist, he is an American currently living in France.

Robert Littell was born, raised, and educated in New York. Connoisseurs of the spy novel have elevated Robert Littell to the genre's highest ranks, and Tom Clancy wrote that "if Robert Littell didn't invent the spy novel, he should have. He is the author of fifteen novels, including the New York Times bestseller The Company and Legends, the 2005 . Times Book Award for Best Thriller/Mystery. He currently lives in France.

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In Vicious Circle, his new thriller, the veteran spy novelist Robert Littell has failed to heed the lesson of Willie Beamen. Littell, whose previous novels have focused mainly on the Central Intelligence Agency and the cold war, here turns his attention to a hotter theater, Israel. Vicious Circle has an audacious premise. Early on, Dr. Isma’il al-Saath, a legendary Muslim terrorist, kidnaps Isaac Apfulbaum, an ultra-Orthodox rabbi, threatening to kill Apfulbaum unless Israel releases more than 100 prisoners. Al-Saath does not expect the Israelis to meet his demand.

Vicious Circle: A Novel of Complicity

Vicious Circle: A Novel of Complicity. A delicious post -cold war romp, The Visiting Professor is another classic page-tuner for the many fans that have come to recognize Robert Littell-thanks to The Company and its recent TNT miniseries-as a thriller writer on par with John le Carré and Alan Furst.

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Robert Littell's novels include the New York Times bestseller The Company and many others. A former Newsweek journalist, he makes his home in France. From AudioFile: Writing fiction about the volatile Middle East is risky-events in that region are happening so fast that a book can quickly seem outdated. Thanks to Scott Brick's capable reading of Littell's latest, one hardly notices the part of the story that isn't quite current.

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A Novel of Complicity. Robert Littell was born on January 8, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York. If no book jacket appears in a few seconds, then we don't have an excerpt of this book or your browser is unable to display it). Membership Advantages. He has been ranked amongst John Le Carre and Graham Greene for his masterful spy fiction. A Newsweek journalist in a previous incarnation, Littell has been writing about the Soviet Union and Russians since his first novel, the espionage classic The Defection of .

Out of this familiarly cyclical scenario emerges what is perhaps Robert Littell s most heartfelt and suspenseful novel. The action moves forward into. An Israeli government minister is assassinated in the home of his mistress. Out of this familiarly cyclical scenario emerges what is perhaps Robert Littell s most heartfelt and suspenseful novel.

The New York Times bestselling author Robert Littell presents a suspenseful and brilliantly topical new thriller that looks at the cycle of political violence in the Middle East. In the near future, an unprecedented Arab-Israeli settlement is brokered by a visionary female president of the United States. But this historic moment is shattered when a well-known fundamentalist rabbi is taken hostage by a legendary Palestinian terrorist. As the Israelis close in, the hostage and the hostage taker develop bizarre bonds and form a terrifying alliance. In the tradition of John le Carré and Graham Greene, Littell dissects the culture of violence by searchingthe corrupted consciences of the people ensnared within it.

Fek
This book is drawn from past, present, and the future of unrest in our world. So much so, it dominates our lives.
Near a time when a Middle Eastern peace treaty is set to be signed, a famous Rabbi and his secretary have been kidnapped in Israel by a prominent Muslim in hopes for the release of Arab prisoners being held by the Israelis. In this captivity, the two, the rabbi and the doctor speak in terms of the Torah and the Qur'an and we see the writings are almost identical - ok the words are different, but the philosophies are basically the same. If these people were to see without the constraints of their prejudices, maybe they could find common ground (literally and figuratively) to live together. It is very symbolic that the captor and captive are almost blind. They cannot see the truth.
Littell has written a gem of a book to let us see that problems that tear countries apart could come to some common ground if they were willing to listen to the other's words. The dialogue between the rabbi and the doctor makes the situation in the Middle East crystal clear. And frustrating because we know this is a vicious circle that has been happening for millenia.
Circle is the kind of book that will make you stop and think. You are drawn to it to keep reading for hours.
You will find this book fascinating. Regardless of your philosophy, you feel frustrated with the viciousness of the situation. Like it's like your great-grandmother stepped on my great-grandmother's new shoes and we will keep this bad will towards each other and our families - even after they are gone, the bad blood lingers. And we see that so much of our problems in the world are truly a vicious circle.
Ballagar
This book opens the reader to learn how closely fundamentalists truly are under the skin. They are blood brothers joined together by idealism which makes them martyrs in their passion before and after death. Here is a story of two fundamentalists with opposing skin but united at heart.
Hulbine
Good story; typical Littell.
Negal
Interesting story but it seemed about 95% dialog. Minimal action. It was my first read of a Littlle book so it may be his style.
Trash Obsession
Another superb offering from Littell. Evocative, educational and fast paced in the form of an adventure story set in the chaos of the Middle East. All too believable double crosses amidst an attempt to scuttle a peace treaty brokered by an unnamed female American president.
Nuadador
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Honeirsil
I will read anything - and have - that Robert Littell writes. His research is thorough and his prose is magic. He understands people and power.
It is a bit like the Gabriel Allon novels of Daniel Silva...