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Condor: The Short Takes
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The legendary CIA spy is back—in a “superb” collection featuring an all-new novella, by the New York Times–bestselling author of Six Days of the Condor (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
 
James Grady, “king of the modern espionage thriller” (George Pelecanos, award-winning writer/producer of The Wire), first introduced his clandestine CIA operative—codename: Condor—in a debut novel that became Three Days of the Condor, one of the key films of the paranoid era of the 1970s, and is now the basis for the hit AT&T original series, Condor, starring Max Irons and William Hurt.
 
In this explosive collection featuring a new introduction on the writing and publication history of Condor, a never-before-published original novella, and short fiction collected for the first time, Grady brings his covert agent into the twenty-first century. From the chaos of 9/11 to the unprecedented Russian cyber threats, Condor is back.
 
In condor.net, the intelligence analyst chases an unfathomable conspiracy that begins in Afghanistan and leads to the secrets of his own superiors. In Caged Daze of the Condor, Jasmine Daze of the Condor, and Next Day of the Condor, the paranoia of National Security’s sworn soldier reaches a screaming pitch when he’s locked behind the walls of the CIA’s private insane asylum. Classified documents in the basement of the Library of Congress draw Condor into a murderous subterranean world where no one can be trusted in Condor in the Stacks. And in Russian Roulette of the Condor, the striking new novella shot through with the biggest spy scandal since the Cold War, the underground patriot faces a dictator determined to turn American politics into an insidious spy game.
 
Brace yourself for six shots of the iconic Condor from James Grady, who has been called a “master of intrigue” by John Grisham, and whose prose was compared to George Orwell and Bob Dylan by the Washington Post.
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James Grady, “king of the modern espionage thriller” (George Pelecanos, award-winning writer/producer of The Wire), first introduced his clandestine CIA operative—codename: Condor—in a debut novel that became Three Days of the Condor, one of the key films of the paranoid era of the 1970s, and is now the basis for the hit AT&T original series, Condor, starring Max Irons and William Hurt.
 
In this explosive collection featuring a new introduction on the writing and publication history of Condor, a never-before-published original novella, and short fiction collected for the first time, Grady brings his covert agent into the twenty-first century. From the chaos of 9/11 to the unprecedented Russian cyber threats, Condor is back.
 
In condor.net, the intelligence analyst chases an unfathomable conspiracy that begins in Afghanistan and leads to the secrets of his own superiors. In Caged Daze of the Condor, Jasmine Daze of the Condor, and Next Day of the Condor, the paranoia of National Security’s sworn soldier reaches a screaming pitch when he’s locked behind the walls of the CIA’s private insane asylum. Classified documents in the basement of the Library of Congress draw Condor into a murderous subterranean world where no one can be trusted in Condor in the Stacks. And in Russian Roulette of the Condor, the striking new novella shot through with the biggest spy scandal since the Cold War, the underground patriot faces a dictator determined to turn American politics into an insidious spy game.
 
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        The five previously published short stories and one original novella in Grady’s superb collection will please fans of the spy known as Condor, who first appeared in the 1974 bestseller Six Days of the Condor. An opening essay discusses Condor’s origins and how Grady, in his mid-20s, dealt with early success as a writer. The first story, “Condor.net,” published in 2005, presents a Condor who isn’t the original CIA spy, though the ending is linked to the novella, “Russian Roulette of the Condor,” in which Condor and his girlfriend go on the run from a mysterious man with a cane. “Caged Daze of the Condor” describes the overarching plot point of the recent Condor zeitgeist: he has been incarcerated for years in a secret CIA insane asylum. In the rest of the stories and the novella, Condor is out of the asylum and again working for the CIA, dealing with 21st-century threats from Russians and other adversaries. Grady’s writing has changed dramatically over the years, evolving into a literary, impressionistic style that will unbalance some readers, but is a perfect fit for the aging, unhinged, yet still-lethal Condor. This is an author writing at the top of his, or anyone else’s, game. Agent: David Hale Smith, Inkwell Management.

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        Starred review from March 15, 2019
        It's hard to believe, but Grady's influential political thriller Six Days of the Condor (which became the hit movie Three Days of the Condor) was published more than 40 years ago. After two recent novel-length sequels?Last Days of the Condor (2015) and Next Day of the Condor (2015)?and hot on the heels of the TV series Condor, we get this collection of shorter works featuring the clandestine CIA operative code-named Condor. And it's important to note that it is a code name; the first story in the book establishes that the protagonist is at least the third operative to be called Condor. This isn't a bunch of stories about the same guy, 40-odd years later; they're about a new guy, in a new era, facing new (but familiar) threats. Readers familiar with Grady's original novel will note that his writing style has matured (he was in his mid-twenties when he published Six Days), and that his ability to spin a believable, intense yarn is just as strong as it ever was. Newcomers will be hooked by the stories' realistic feel and their parallels to real-life events. Not just a way to make a few bucks off the memory of a famous character, this is a strong and memorable short-fiction collection that stands on its own two feet and has some important new things to say about the modern state of political paranoia.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2019, American Library Association.)

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In this explosive collection featuring a new introduction on the writing and publication history of Condor, a never-before-published original novella, and short fiction collected for the first time, Grady brings his covert agent into the twenty-first century. From...
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