The Well-Mannered Assassin

By Aline, Countess of Romanones
Read by Susan O’Malley

15.00 Hours 12/01/1999 unabridged
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From the hand of a real-life model-turned-spy comes this thrilling novel of suspense based on the true intrigues of Carlos the Jackal. One of the most infamous names in the history of espionage, the former model Carlos eluded his enemies for decades—until his recent arrest made headlines across the world. This exciting fictional account reveals the insidious methods and brilliant genius behind his international maneuvers. It is the story of a man whose smooth, cultured charm hides a secret identity and a shattering plot … and the one woman who discovers he is actually the notorious Carlos the Jackal. The inspiration for the Countess of Romanones’ novel was her own actual meeting with Carlos the Jackal in 1977, as well as her experience as a consultant with a wide variety of world specialists on international terrorism.

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Summary

Summary

From the hand of a real-life model-turned-spy comes this thrilling novel of suspense based on the true intrigues of Carlos the Jackal. One of the most infamous names in the history of espionage, the former model Carlos eluded his enemies for decades—until his recent arrest made headlines across the world. This exciting fictional account reveals the insidious methods and brilliant genius behind his international maneuvers. It is the story of a man whose smooth, cultured charm hides a secret identity and a shattering plot … and the one woman who discovers he is actually the notorious Carlos the Jackal.

The inspiration for the Countess of Romanones’ novel was her own actual meeting with Carlos the Jackal in 1977, as well as her experience as a consultant with a wide variety of world specialists on international terrorism.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Guns rigged to backfire, arms deals and murders punch up the action.” Publishers Weekly
“O’Malley reads with a voice one might call contralto; she projects a most beautiful, multi-dimensional woman.”  Kliatt
“Recommended for general fiction collections.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Aline Countess of Romanones

Aline, Countess of Romanones, was born Aline Griffith in Pearl River, New York, in 1923. At twenty-one, she was a deep-cover OSS agent infiltrating the highest levels of society. Five years later, she married a Spanish grandee and become one of the most watched and admired women of international society. Today she is known as the bestselling author of The Spy Wore Red, The Spy Went Dancing, and The Spy Wore Silk.  

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 15.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English