Read an excerpt from the introduction by President Bill Clinton.
“…Thomas Caplan’s THE SPY WHO JUMPED OFF THE SCREEN…confronts what is arguably the greatest threat currently facing mankind—the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the possibility that they could fall into the hands of terrorists prepared to use them—and does so not with clichés but originality. And it has an original, appealing hero in Ty Hunter, a movie star and ex-military expert in Special Operations. ”…
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In addition to THE SPY WHO JUMPED OFF THE SCREEN, Caplan is the author of three novels: Line of Chance; Parallelogram; and Grace and Favor. He was a founder and former Chairman of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and is currently board member emeritus of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, which is based at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. He lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and travels frequently abroad, especially to England.
Within and beyond the gates of La Casa Encantada, Ty's imposing if improbable new home, "the air, in which scents of the warming Pacific and lushly overgrown foothills collided, was ripe with the possibility of utter if temporary happiness that for a century had been the city's siren song."
The Strait of Kerch on the Sea of Azov
Across a barren landscape the wind gusted. It was desolate, yet it was this very desolation that would have given away the Cold War missile installation’s purpose to a practiced eye.
To the right of the lush Hotel du Cap lays the Golfe-Juan and beyond the far promontory sits Cannes, home to a Film Festival that is the springtime playground of stars, moguls, oligarchs and shadowy middlemen.
On a quiet, pastoral weekend, in the rustic living room of Aspen Lodge, the President’s house within the Naval Support Facility Thurmont, the world is at stake.
Much more than a single city, it is the ancestral home of one of the world’s most fashionable jewelry houses, a palace whose treasures may well underwrite devastation on an unparalleled scale.
From lush Marbella to fortress Gibraltar, the Costa del Sol is a land and seascape of alluring, changing and deceptive beauty. As elaborately entwined plots unfold, a battleship disguised as a megayacht of surpassing luxury sets sail to Tangier, the orchid-like portal to Arabia, ripe with history, decay and treachery.