Charlie Heller is an ace cryptographer for the CIA, a quiet man with quiet back-office and a gentlemanly interest in Shakespearean codes. But when his fiancée is murdered by terrorists and the Angency decides not to pursue her killer, Heller takes vegeance into his own hands. He was not a blackmailer, but he will force the CIA's hand. He was not an assassin, but he will cross the Iron Curtain in order to kill.
The novel that propelled the bestselling author of The Company into the first rank of espionage writers, The Amateur is a cult classic of steely intelligence and pulse-pounding suspense.
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