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The Miernik Dossier. CHARLES MCCARRY

The Miernik Dossier.


Publication: Saturday Review Press, 1973, New York

First edition. Author's first espionage novel. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in lightly rubbed dust jacket, lightly sunned on the spine, with the original wraparound promotional band. Red top edges are bright and unfaded. Introduces Paul Christopher. 20th Century Crime and Mystery Writers says," The Miernik Dossier is something of a masterpiece, a novel of espionage that succeeds at every ambitious level the author attempts and reverberates with possibility. The narrative is carried solely by documents--the reports of various agents, their debriefings, letters, bugged telephone conversations, comments, diaries--and concerns a group of disparate people of several nationalities, all of whom are in one way or another involved with espionage." Further in their glowing report they say, "The Miernick Dossier is indeed a dossier, but demonstrates an artfulness and meaning that its documentary authenticity suggests without belaboring; it is truly a remarkable book, one of the finest novels of espionage in recent years.

Inventory Number: 36171