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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (591 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Keith Thomson Narrator: Danny Campbell Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Drummond Clark was once a spy of legendary proportions. Now Alzheimer's disease has taken its toll and he's just a confused old man who's wandered away from home, waiting for his son to fetch him.

When Charlie Clark takes a break from his latest losing streak at the track to bring Drummond back to his Brooklyn home, they find it blown sky high - and then bullets start flying in every direction. At first, Charlie thinks his Russian creditors are employing aggressive collection tactics. But once Drummond effortlessly hot-wires a car as their escape vehicle, Charlie begins to suspect there's much more to his father than meets the eye.

He soon discovers that Drummonds unremarkable career as an appliance salesman was actually a clever cover for an elaborate plan to sell would-be terrorists faulty nuclear detonators. Drummond's intricate knowledge of the device is extremely dangerous information to have rattling around in an Alzheimer's-addled brain. The CIA wants to contain him - and so do some other shady characters who send Charlie and Drummond on a wild chase that gives father-and-son quality time a whole new meaning.

With Once a Spy, Keith Thomson makes his debut on the thriller stage with energy, wit, and style to spare.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Anthony Bidulka | 2/13/2014

    " If this wasn't written to be optioned for a film starring Harrison Ford and Bradley Cooper I'll eat my hat. Very interesting premise which I won't reveal as it would spoil the surprise. It ke[pt me going despite the too many pages of car chases and gun fights which I find better to watch than to read. Otherwise well written and some unique clever twists, in addition to the usual action movie blockbuster stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary Juno | 2/8/2014

    " a very different spy novel-charaacter driven. I liked the sequel, Twice a Spy, much better, less action more meat. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cherie | 1/31/2014

    " An aging spy, once at the top of his game, is now suffering from early onset Alzheimer's and is considered a security risk by those he used to work for. I found this to be a very novel idea. Because the author treated the entire story with humor, it was very different from the usual "spy" genre. Some of the events seemed very far-fetched, but they just added to the humor of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Doreen | 1/29/2014

    " loved this tongue in cheek "over the hill" retired spy. "

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