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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (447 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Morrell Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It’s Christmas Eve in Santa Fe, but among the revelers on Canyon Road, a decidedly unholy scene is taking place. A desperate man, dressed all in black, feverishly seeks refuge for himself and the squirming bundle he holds tightly against his chest. Agent Paul Kagan’s bundle is a baby who has the power to change the course of global events. His pursuers are his former colleagues -- members of the Russian mafia who will stop at nothing to accomplish their mission. Now Kagan is a spy on the run. He must ensure this baby’s survival, even if it will cost him his own life. Just a short distance away, Kagan will find an unexpected pair of allies -- a mother and her young son, who huddle together after a horrible episode of domestic violence leaves them home alone, with no means of transportation. And so, with the exquisitely honed skills of his profession and the help and good faith of a weary woman and a disillusioned boy, Kagan must take on forces that will stop at nothing. In the course of a wild and violent night, the unlikely trio learns lessons of generosity, courage, and selflessness, discovering within themselves the luminous strength of the true Christmas spirit. Download and start listening now!


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  • “Morrell offers yet another change of pace in this compact, fast-paced combination of Rambo adventure (what he’s known for) and plea for peace on earth.”


  • The Spy Who Came for Christmas succeeds in provoking thought, even as it quickens the pulse and updates classic suspense tropes as its compelling storyline feverishly unwinds…The author handles all these elements like the seasoned pro he is, producing a story that is quintessential Morrell: interesting background information subtly conveyed, well-choreographed action, sympathetic characters, myriad pop culture references throughout, and most importantly, a compelling story that never relinquishes its grip on your imagination.”

    Mystery Scene Magazine

  • “It’s a suspense writer at the top of his game and a holiday book unlike any other.”

    Rocky Mountain News

  • “A master of action-suspense, Morrell tells an electrifying yet simple tale of violence, conscience, and the spirit of the season. It’s a page-turning skid past a renowned tourist attraction into a murky world where life or death is the only guaranteed outcome.”

    Romantic Times

  • Selected for the December 2008 Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dawn | 1/26/2014

    " This "spy's version of Christmas" was enjoyable and different. I liked the roses woven throughout the story, and Kagan's sharing the Christmas story with young Cole as they sat and watched for the bad guys to break in and steal back the baby was touching. Suspense in a faith-based Christmas story - not something I have seen a lot of - too bad, it was fun! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dawn | 1/17/2014

    " David Morrell has been a favorite since I lived in Ia City where he taught. Lately I haven't been as entranced with his story telling as I had in the past. This book steps up and is detailed in characters and plot. He is back to doing what he does best and it is well worth the time to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathy | 1/17/2014

    " I quite enjoyed this quick holiday spy thriller. This would be the perfect book to take on your holiday travels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brian Wilson | 1/12/2014

    " Well folks, this one started Christmas read-a-thon 2011. Could have been better, could have been worse. I guess I usually do not really read any crime type thrillers as Christmas books, so that is probably what threw me off a bit...but even with that it was not a bad story at all. Would recommend to someone looking for a real easy read with a decent plot "

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