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Jack 1939

by Francine Mathews

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A good bet for LeCarre fans, I'm sure. I need to read more LeCarre... ( )
  ewillse | Mar 23, 2014 |
A good bet for LeCarre fans, I'm sure. I need to read more LeCarre... ( )
  PatienceFortitude | Mar 6, 2014 |
A good bet for LeCarre fans, I'm sure. I need to read more LeCarre... ( )
  PatienceFortitude | Mar 6, 2014 |
A good bet for LeCarre fans, I'm sure. I need to read more LeCarre... ( )
  PatienceFortitude | Mar 6, 2014 |
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I suppose Jack 1939 is a decent enough thriller, but I had trouble getting into it since I–along with everyone else in the world–knew the ultimate fate of the protagonist.
  Mary-Anne42 | Sep 29, 2013 |
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...we’re swept into the conceit, hoping for a diabolical labyrinth worthy of le Carre; a cunning caper reminiscent of Ludlum. What we find instead is a cross between Jane Austen and Dashiell Hammett.
added by y2pk | editThe Washington Post, Marie Arana (Jul 17, 2012)
 
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Dr. George Taylor wrote, "has dropped to 3500. The persistent loss of white blood cells may indicate septicemia. Color and texture of skin are suggestive of jaundice."
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Tapped by President Franklin Roosevelt to travel to Europe and learn what the Nazis are actually planning, 22-year-old John F. Kennedy, a sickly and unpromising second son of Roosevelt's Ambassador to Britain, becomes embroiled in the President's high-stakes effort to stop the flow of German money that is influencing the 1940 U.S. election.… (more)

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