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Legends

A Novel of Dissimulation

by Robert Littell

Legends
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  • First Published:
    Apr 2005, 386 pages
    Paperback:
    Apr 2006, 400 pages

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A convincing spy story brimming with great characters.

From the book jacket: In Legends, Littell focuses on the life of one agent caught in a "wilderness of mirrors" where both remembering and forgetting his past are deadly options. Martin Odum is a CIA field agent turned private detective, struggling his way through a labyrinth of past identities--"legends" in CIA parlance. Is he really Martin Odum? Or is he Dante Pippen, an IRA explosives maven? Or Lincoln Dittmann, Civil War expert?

These men like different foods, speak different languages, have different skills. Is he suffering from multiple personality disorder, brainwashing, or simply exhaustion? Can Odum trust the CIA psychiatrist? Or Stella Kastner, a young Russian woman who engages him to find her brother-in-law so he can give her sister a divorce.  As Odum redeploys his dormant tradecraft skills to solve Stella's case, he travels the globe battling ...

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