Shelley's Heart


      Shelley's Heart
An intricate and intelligent novel set in the not too distant future, by the author of The Miernik Dossier The president is still celebrating his victory when it s discovered that his over zealous aides may have stolen the election via computer. Read Shelley's Heart by Charles McCarry – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

McCarry served in the United States Army, where he was a correspondent for Stars and Stripes, was a small town newspaperman, and was a speechwriter in the Eisenhower administration From 1958 to 1967 he worked for the CIA, under deep cover in Europe, Asia, and Africa However, his cover was not as a writer or journalist McCarry was editor at large for National Geographic and contributed pieces to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and other national publications McCarry was best known for a series of books concerning the life of super spy Paul Christopher Born in Germany before WWII to a German mother and an American father, Christopher joins the CIA after the war and becomes one of its most effective spies After launching an unauthorized investigation of the Kennedy assassination, Christopher becomes a pariah to the agency and a hunted man Eventually, he spends ten years in a Chinese prison before being released and embarking on a solution to the mystery that has haunted him his entire life the fate of his mother, who disappeared at the beginning of WWII The books are notable for their historical detail and depiction of spycraft, as well as their careful and extensive examination of Christopher s relationship with his family, friends, wives, and lovers.

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      Shelley's Heart
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  • Hardcover
  • 558 pages
  • Shelley's Heart
  • Charles McCarry
  • English
  • 16 April 2018
  • 0679415335

10 thoughts on “ Shelley's Heart

  1. says:

    I really enjoyed this book both because it was well written and suspenseful but also because of the unapologetic anti communist bias I don t like books that throw gratuitous political slurs around, catching you unaware in a scifi book or a murder mystery, but this is a political thriller with the author s viewpoint clearly available from the start so no one needs to read it who isn t up for that angle Further, the author has both the protago...

  2. says:

    Another fun read by Charles McCarry Found a hardcover copy of this one at a used book sale for only 2 bucks and snapped it up At 558 pages I was a little intimidated to begin, so it sat around a while I m not one to read Political Thrillers either, which also didn t get me to rush to it.What fun it was to read McCarry has a straightforward writing style, much less esoteric than, say, LeCarre, and he created a very interesting plot for Shelley s Heart It s quite engaging, with each chapt Another fun read by Charles McCarry Found a hardcover copy of this one at a used book sale for only 2 bucks and snapped it up At 558 pages I was a little intimidated to begin, so it sat around a while I m not one to read Political Thrillers either, which also didn t get me to rush to it.What fun it was to read McCarry has a straightforward writing style, much less esoteric than, say, LeCarre, and he created a very interesting plot for Shelley s Heart It s quite engaging, with each chapter nothan three or four pages, just enough revealed ...

  3. says:

    Cognitive dissonance I m so used to political fiction where the bad guys are invariably rich, greedy businessmen and it s the conservatives that are the bigots that a novel where elitist left wingers are behind all the nefarious plots is disorienting, even though I tend to share McCarry s world view Also, this was written in the 90s, back when the idea of a president ordering the assassination of a foreign terrorist was enough to get him impeached, rather than applauded Stolen elections and c Cognitive dissonance I m so used to political fiction where the bad guys are invariably rich, greedy businessmen and it s the conservatives that are the bigots that a novel where elitist left wingers are behind all the nefarious plots is disorienting, even though I tend to share McCarry s world view Also, this was written in the 90s, back when the idea of a president ordering the assassinati...

  4. says:

    This is, in my humble opinion, the worst book by Charles McCarry I have read many of them, some I did like quite a lot, some less but I never stumbled into such a cockamamie story like Shelley s heart The plot is clumsy, the situations totally implausible, the characters ranging from insignificant to ridiculous.Just as a few examples a manic obsessive appointed Chief Justice, assisted by two loony Valkyrie paralegal, who runs private, secret investigations on the President of the USA using, This is, in my humble opinion, the worst book by Charles McCarry I have read many of them, some I did like quite a lot, some less but I never stumbled into such a cockamamie story like Shelley s heart The plot is clumsy, the situations totally implausible, the characters ranging from insignificant to ridiculous.Just as a few examples a manic obsessive appointed Chief Justice, assisted by two loony Valkyrie paralegal, who runs private, secret investigations on the President of the USA using, among other systems, spiritic sessions with Ouija board a secret sect, kind of Masonic society, plotting a conspiracy to overthrow the US democracy in the name of the poet Shelley an impeachment process ran like no banana republic wouldThe ending is also rather disappointing, just flat and without any final twist able to add some spice to an insipid story.So, if anyone is going to start reading McCarry from Shelley s heart, he is not off to...

  5. says:

    I ve been reading all of McCarry He has the most eerily ability to predict so much that has come true suicide bombers, terrorists taking over airplanes, bombings in cities, impeachment of the President with members of a university secret society pulling the strings of the players He also has a habit of bringing characters back or having characters from other work finally mingling with others The bulk of this n...

  6. says:

    A President who has pet names for everyone, both political parties interested only in their own group and individual self preservation, sexual improprieties both real and part of a plot, conspiracy theories both rud and real, men and women of wealth and power trying to manipulate the process for control of government seemingly ripped from the scripts of any news program todayand yet I kept having to check the copyright page to confirm this book was written in 1995 Finished at 2 A President who has pet names for everyone, both political parties interested only in their ow...

  7. says:

    This book was recommended to me by a co worker Due to other obligations, I stopped and started this story several times, but once I was able to give it full attention, I was hooked The list of characters listed n...

  8. says:

    3 With just a touch of restraint this could have been another very good book by McCarry.Sadly, for me at least, it was just a bit longer than it needed to be, several of the major characters were simply too cartoonish to allow suspension of disbel...

  9. says:

    This book took me almost 3 weeks to read I think that shows how much I did not like this one It was long and hard to follow Even at the end I still think I was confused about all the characters and how they fit together Not recommended at all.

  10. says:

    Boring Didn t get into it until the last 20 pages It took me forever to read this book I didn t care about the characters, I didn t care about the plot Boring

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