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Author: Charles McCarry Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Paul Christopher Novels Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781483050874
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With cinematic scope and masterful pacing, Charles McCarry delivers a haunting parable of a man confronted with the ghosts of an entire generation’s brutal history.

The grand tale begins in 1939 Berlin, where young Paul Christopher and his family are struggling against the rise of Nazi totalitarianism. The Christophers are known to be sympathetic to the persecuted Jews, while sixteen-year-old Paul has fallen in love with the daughter of a Jewish doctor. Their enemy is a sadistic SS officer named Stutzer, who will stop at nothing to destroy the young couple.

Twenty years later, top CIA agent Paul Christopher is the only living witness to Stutzer’s crimes. As he edges toward a confrontation with this mortal enemy, Christopher is forced to operate in the one theater he had thought he had mastered: his own past.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The best writer of intelligence and political novels in the world.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Veteran McCarry remains a compelling storyteller…The book speeds toward a satisfying, inevitable conclusion.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Fans of McCarry’s CIA operative, Paul Christopher, are here rewarded for their decades of loyalty. This is almost like getting two books for the price of one…Stefan Rudnicki, a regular narrator of McCarry novels, is clearly in his medium. He handles the many foreign accents superbly and is at his best as the ranting SS butcher.”


  • “The book has much to recommend it: the prose is elegantly literate, the plot unfolds clearly, the characters are drawn in satisfying detail, the transitions are graceful, the sense of place and time is strong, and the ‘tradecraft’ is as authentic as circumstances permit.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “McCarry takes the story of his recurring master spy Paul Christopher back to its wildly romantic beginning…McCarry remains at the top of his game.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 7/28/2010

    " Christopher's Ghosts by Charles McCarry (2007) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 4/7/2010

    " This is the first McCarry book I've read. I enjoyed it and it read pretty easily. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher | 9/2/2009

    " Superbs as is anything Charles McCarry creates. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 6/4/2009

    " I forgot what great a spy story Charles McCarry writes. This one was no exception; it was great fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 2/17/2009

    " I enjoyed the first half of this book better than the second half. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charisse | 12/4/2008

    " I really really liked the first part of this novel! I had a more difficult time with the last half. I would like to read another Christopher book to give it another shot! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/15/2008

    " Its a (small) step up from a Tom Clancy or a John Grisham: The story was more complex and the characters a little more rich. All in all, it was the perfect book for a transatlantic flight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki | 1/9/2008

    " And we thought we had baggage! "

About the Author

Charles McCarry is the author of ten critically acclaimed novels and nine nonfiction books. He is a former editor-at-large of National Geographic and has contributed dozens of articles, short stories, and poems to leading national magazines. His op-ed pieces and other essays have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. For ten years he served under deep cover as a CIA operations officer.

About the Narrator

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.