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An Honorable Man

(2016)
(The first book in the George Mueller series)
A novel by

 
 
'Cold War spy fiction in the grand tradition, neatly plotted betrayals in that shadow world where no one can be trusted and agents are haunted by their own moral compromises' - Joseph Kanon, New York Times bestselling author of Istanbul Passage and The Good German

Washington D. C., 1953. The Cold War is heating up: McCarthyism, with all its fear and demagoguery, is raging in the nation's capital, and Joseph Stalin's death has left a dangerous power vacuum in the Soviet Union.

The CIA, meanwhile, is reeling from a double agent within their midst. Someone is selling secrets to the Soviets, compromising missions around the globe. Undercover agents have been assassinated, and anti-Communist plots are being cut short in ruthlessly efficient fashion. The CIA director knows any news of the traitor, whose code name is Protocol, would be a national embarrassment and compromise the entire agency.

George Mueller seems to be the perfect man to help find the mole: Yale-educated; extensive experience running missions in Eastern Europe; an operative so dedicated to his job that it left his marriage in tatters. The Director trusts him. Mueller, though, has secrets of his own, and as he digs deeper into the case, making contact with a Soviet agent, suspicion begins to fall on him as well. Until Protocol is found, no one can be trusted, and everyone is at risk.

'As I read An Honorable Man, I kept coming back to George Smiley and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. That’s how good this book is. Pick up this book. You’ll love it’ – Michael Harvey, New York Times-bestselling author of The Chicago Way and The Governor’s Wife

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"If you like movies such as Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy or Tom Hank's 2015 spy flick A Bridge of Spies, you need to read this book." - Adam Brookes

"A moody debut spy novel inspired by real events. . .Dead-on Cold War fiction. Noir to the bone." - John Connolly

"Atmospheric, moving and enigma-laden, this is spy writing at its very best." - Maxim Jakubowski

"Cold War spy fiction in the grand tradition, neatly plotted betrayals in that shadow world where no one can be trusted and agents are haunted by their own moral compromises." - Joseph Kanon

"An Honorable Man is an unputdownable mole hunt written in terse, noirish prose, driving us inexorably forward. In George Mueller, Paul Vidich has created a perfectly stoic companion to guide us through the intrigues of the red-baiting Fifties. And the story itself has the comforting feel of a classic of the genre, rediscovered in some dusty attic, a wonderful gift from the past." - Olen Steinhauer


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Hardback Editions

September 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: An Honorable Man
Author(s): Paul Vidich
ISBN: 1-4104-9076-9 / 978-1-4104-9076-6 (USA edition)
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September 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: An Honorable Man
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April 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: An Honorable Man: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-5011-1038-1 / 978-1-5011-1038-2 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

February 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: An Honorable Man
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ISBN: 1-84344-958-7 / 978-1-84344-958-4 (UK edition)
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February 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: An Honorable Man: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Vidich
ISBN: 1-5011-1041-1 / 978-1-5011-1041-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
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April 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: An Honorable Man: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Vidich
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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April 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: An Honorable Man: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Vidich
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: An Honorable Man: A Cold War Spy Thriller (George Mueller Book 1)
Author(s): Paul Vidich
Publisher: No Exit Press
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April 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: An Honorable Man: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Vidich
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA