Reading a New Book

Well, not NEW – but both the author, and the story, are new to me.

The book is The Tears of Autumn. It’s a spy novel, but that could be anything. What it is, is a book that, but for the names of current politicians, could be written today. It’s about the careless use politicians put their ‘intelligence agencies’ to, the misguided understanding of the public to the interplay of government and spook, and the tendency of too many politicians to put the information gathered to use. Rather than just sit and wait (in my view, often the best response).

The spy agency is American, the setting of the story is 1963, and I’m afraid that it’s one of those books that, should it take me longer to read, may keep me from going to bed at a decent hour. An all-nighter, to be exact.

1 comment

    • Don on April 20, 2024 at 4:26 PM

    There are many books by the same author, very good reads. A simpler time, but still full of twists and turns, plots and sub-plots.

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