The Sisters

The Sisters
Robert Littell
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  • Hardback
1 Nov 2005
  • Fiction
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After many years The Sisters, a cult classic among espionage aficionados, is finally available again as Duckworth republishes this classic spy story by Robert Littell. In what Christopher Lehmann-Haupt of The New York Times called ‘the plot of plots’, Robert Littell has created the CIA ‘legends’ Francis and Carroll, dubbed ‘The sisters Death and Night’ by their cohorts. But few know what these enigmatic and extremely dangerous operatives do. They plot — and they’re plotting the perfect crime. They’ve located the perfect pawn — the Potter, the exiled ex-head of the KGB sleeper school — and, with artful deception, the Sisters coerce him into betraying his last and best sleeper, the man he considers his son. Once awakened, this sleeper, an assassin living secretly in the US, will launch a mission of death — unless the Potter, in a desperate race against time, can stop his protegé from committing the Sisters’ perfect and world-shattering crime.

Robert Littell

About Robert Littell

Robert Littell is the author of seventeen previous novels, most recently Young Philby. He has been hailed as ‘The best American spy writer currently at work’ (Daily Telegraph), and he has been awarded both the CWA Gold Dagger (for his debut, The Defection of AJ Lewinter) and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for his fiction. His novel The Company was a New York Times bestseller and was adapted into a television miniseries in 2007, produced by Ridley Scott. He lives in France.

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