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Company of Strangers, the (2005) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

The stifling summer streets of Lisbon are teeming with spies and informers when Andrea Aspinall, an English mathematician turned spy, disappears under a new identity. Military attache Karl Voss, experienced in the illusions of intrigue, arrives in Lisbon under the German Legation, though he is secretly working against the Nazis so that atomic and rocket technology do not find their way into Hitler's hands.

In the lethal tranquility of a corrupted paradise Andrea and Karl meet and attempt to find love. Tragically, a night of violence leaves Andrea the keeper of a secret that triggers a lifelong addiction to the clandestine world. From Portugal to England and finally Cold War Berlin, she gradually discovers that the deepest secrets aren't held by governments, but by those closest to you.

Original title: The Company of Strangers
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionAdventureSpy/Espionage
FictionHistoricalWorld War II

Edition #1: Company of Strangers, the

Company of Strangers, the (2005)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "A tense thriller...Wilson's spare prose style never becomes skeletal, and the characters, while lightly sketched, remain believable." Publishers Weekly
  • "Wilson writes a gripping espionage thriller that will keep readers guessing from beginning to end." Booklist
  • "Absorbing and brilliantly written." Los Angeles Times
  • "Complex, chilling, and cleverly written...A beguiling story of lost loves, intrigue, and double agents." Chicago Tribune
  • "A sweeping novel of international espionage." Denver Post
  • "A nearly perfect thriller...insightful and enthralling." Rocky Mountain News
  • "A plotter's delight...Wilson creates an intriguing moral maze for his heroine to negotiate." The Guardian (London)
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Manifested in:

Company of Strangers, the (January 2005)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Berkley Books
ISBN: 9780425199909
Dimensions: 6.78 x 4.18 x 1.26 in
Pages: 480

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