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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (55 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William F. Buckley Narrator: Brian Emerson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Blackford Oakes Mysteries Release Date:
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The year is 1995, and an energetic senator wants to disarm, perhaps even eliminate, the CIA. To accumulate the evidence necessary to persuade the Senate, he needs the cooperation of Blackford Oakes, now retired. He wants an account from Oakes of his covert activity ten years earlier, when he served as chief of covert activities for the CIA. What will the frustrated senator do to compel cooperation from Blackford Oakes?

With the detailed knowledge and savoir faire characteristic of the author, A Very Private Plot takes the listener inside the Kremlin, the Reagan White House, and the Clinton White House. The forces unleashed in 1985 threaten any resolution between the United States and the Soviet Union, and threaten the lives of a very small unit of young Russians who remain in the memory as the tale reaches its climax.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In the best Blackford Oakes novel yet, the master of the double bind builds a plot that places the CIA chief of covert ops squarely between the Maelstrom and the Wandering Rocks…Top-drawer storytelling, as Blackford scrabbles for his soul.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “The plotting is strong, the story interesting and enjoyable.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Buckley’s high wit lurks everywhere.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susan | 5/23/2012

    " As with the other Blackford Oakes novels, William F Buckley cleverly weaves together historical fact and fiction in, of course, a very well written fashion. Would that Blackie Oakes really had existed! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lou | 2/5/2010

    " Mr Buckley gives the history of the cold war a personalized view. i believe I've now read all his books & wish there were more of Blackford Oakes. Also that is not to be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lou | 12/26/2009

    " Mr Buckley gives the history of the cold war a personalized view. i believe I've now read all his books & wish there were more of Blackford Oakes. Also that is not to be. "

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