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The Secret Lovers

(1977)
(The third book in the Paul Christopher series)
A novel by

 
 
Set in 1960 at the peak of the cold war, the story turns on the smuggling of a vital manuscript out of Moscow. At dawn in Berlin, covert action officer Paul Christopher rendezvouses with the agent carrying the manuscript to the West. Minutes later, the courier is killed by a hit-and-run driver. And the questions begin. Who killed the courier, but, most of all, why?..The Secret Lovers deals with its subject, espionage, as the subject is in life: what motivates secret agents, what methods they use, what damage they do to themselves and to others. Intricate in design, authentic in detail, and breathtaking in its implications, it is a brilliant depiction of the moral struggle that results when scrupulous men and women perform unscrupulous acts in the service of their ideals.

"The Secret Lovers is a spy novel that transcends the genre -- a polished thriller, an intricate puzzle, a love story, and a first-rate novel." -- Tom Wicker.

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"The Secret Lovers is the definitive work of fiction on international espionage. [The author] testifies to the pain, horror, and sometime madness it inflicts upon the people who perform it. It is an imperative statement about our complex times." - Richard Condon


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Used availability for Charles McCarry's The Secret Lovers

Hardback Editions

November 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Secret Lovers: A Paul Christopher Novel (Paul Christopher Novels)
Author(s): Charles McCarry
ISBN: 1-58567-854-6 / 978-1-58567-854-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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May 1977 : UK Hardback
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Title: Secret Lovers
Author(s): Charles McCarry
ISBN: 0-09-129450-9 / 978-0-09-129450-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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April 1977 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Secret Lovers
Author(s): Charles McCarry
ISBN: 0-525-19934-9 / 978-0-525-19934-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
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Paperback Editions

January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Lovers (Paul Christopher 3)
Author(s): Charles McCarry
ISBN: 0-7156-4502-1 / 978-0-7156-4502-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd.
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November 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Secret Lovers: A Paul Christopher Novel
Author(s): Charles McCarry
ISBN: 1-4683-0108-X / 978-1-4683-0108-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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November 2008 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Secret Lovers: A Paul Christopher Novel
Author(s): Charles McCarry
ISBN: 1-921372-00-1 / 978-1-921372-00-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Scribe Publications
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1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Lovers
Author(s): Charles Mccarry
ISBN: 1-85501-451-3 / 978-1-85501-451-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sheridan
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November 1984 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Secret Lovers
Author(s): Charles McCarry
ISBN: 0-451-16005-3 / 978-0-451-16005-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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November 1984 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Secret Lovers
Author(s): Charles McCarry
ISBN: 0-451-13243-2 / 978-0-451-13243-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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August 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Lovers
Author(s): Charles McCarry
ISBN: 0-09-940520-2 / 978-0-09-940520-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
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September 1978 : UK Paperback
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Title: Secret Lovers (Coronet Books)
Author(s): Charles McCarry
ISBN: 0-340-22593-9 / 978-0-340-22593-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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May 1978 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Secret Lovers
Author(s): Charles McCarry
ISBN: 0-449-23549-1 / 978-0-449-23549-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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Audio Editions

November 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Lovers: A Paul Christopher Novel
Author(s): Charles McCarry
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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November 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Lovers: A Paul Christopher Novel
Author(s): Charles McCarry
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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November 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Secret Lovers (Paul Christopher Novels)
Author(s): Charles McCarry
ISBN: 0-7861-4719-9 / 978-0-7861-4719-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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November 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Secret Lovers (Paul Christopher Novels)
Author(s): Charles McCarry
ISBN: 0-7861-6577-4 / 978-0-7861-6577-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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November 2006 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Secret Lovers (Paul Christopher Novels)
Author(s): Charles McCarry
ISBN: 0-7861-7320-3 / 978-0-7861-7320-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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November 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Secret Lovers (Paul Christopher Novels)
Author(s): Charles McCarry
ISBN: 0-7861-4834-9 / 978-0-7861-4834-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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November 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Secret Lovers (Paul Christopher Novels)
Author(s): Charles McCarry
ISBN: 0-7861-6136-1 / 978-0-7861-6136-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

November 2006 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret Lovers: A Paul Christopher Novel (Paul Christopher Novels)
Author(s): Charles McCarry
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon CA