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Once A Spy

(2010)
(The first book in the Drummand Clark series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Dilys Awards Best Book (nominee)
Drummond Clark was once a spy of legendary proportions. Now Alzheimer's disease has taken its toll and he's just a confused old man who's wandered away from home, waiting for his son to fetch him.

When Charlie Clark takes a break from his latest losing streak at the track to bring Drummond back to his Brooklyn home, they find it blown sky high - and then bullets start flying in every direction. At first, Charlie thinks his Russian 'creditors' are employing aggressive collection tactics. But once Drummond effortlessly hot-wires a car as their escape vehicle, Charlie begins to suspect there's much more to his father than meets the eye. He soon discovers that Drummond's unremarkable career as an appliance salesman was actually a clever cover for an elaborate plan to sell would-be terrorists faulty nuclear detonators. Drummond's intricate knowledge of the 'device' is extremely dangerous information to have rattling around in an Alzheimer's-addled brain. The CIA wants to 'contain' him--and so do some other shady characters who send Charlie and Drummond on a wild chase that gives 'father and son quality time' a whole new meaning.

With Once a Spy, Keith Thomson makes his debut on the thriller stage with energy, wit, and style to spare.

Genre: Thriller    Get it on Google Play

"Uttrely original... Think Carl Hiassen taking on John Le Carre." - Christopher Reich


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Used availability for Keith Thomson's Once A Spy

Hardback Editions

June 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Once a Spy (Basic)
Author(s): Keith Thomson
ISBN: 1-4104-2673-4 / 978-1-4104-2673-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Once A Spy: A Novel
Author(s): Keith Thomson
ISBN: 0-385-53078-1 / 978-0-385-53078-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

January 2011 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Once A Spy: A Novel
Author(s): Keith Thomson
ISBN: 0-307-47314-7 / 978-0-307-47314-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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Audio Editions

March 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Once a Spy
Author(s): Keith Thomson
ISBN: 0-307-70558-7 / 978-0-307-70558-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Once a Spy: A Novel
Author(s): Keith Thomson
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Once A Spy: A Novel
Author(s): Keith Thomson
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   


March 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Once A Spy: A Novel
Author(s): Keith Thomson
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Once a Spy: A Novel
Author(s): Keith Thomson
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Once a Spy: A Novel
Author(s): Keith Thomson
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Once A Spy: A Novel
Author(s): Keith Thomson
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Once A Spy: A Novel
Author(s): Keith Thomson
ISBN: 0-307-70560-9 / 978-0-307-70560-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Once a Spy: A Novel
Author(s): Keith Thomson
Publisher: Knopf Group E-Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA