Books by Charles McCarry

Charles McCarry is the author, most recently, of the acclaimed thriller Old Boys. He established an international reputation as a novelist with the publication of his worldwide bestseller, The Tears of Autumn, in 1975, and is the author of nine other crit


THE SHANGHAI FACTOR by Charles McCarry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013

"Meticulous plotting, literate prose and mordant wit make this a thriller for connoisseurs of the genre. "
Nuanced, devilishly intricate thriller sends an enigmatic hero to China and far-flung ports to scope out agents, double agents and enticing women.       Read full book review >
SHELLEY’S HEART by Charles McCarry
THRILLERS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Will democracy survive? Readers will be left guessing until the last minute. A pleasing 21st-century rejoinder to the 1962 novel Seven Days in May, and a capable whodunit."
What did Trelawny snatch from the funeral pyre at Viareggio? If you know the answer, you're a natural for a secret Yale society that makes Skull and Bones look like the Elks. Read full book review >
CHRISTOPHER’S GHOSTS by Charles McCarry
THRILLERS
Released: May 15, 2007

"Former spook McCarry remains at the top of his game."
McCarry (The Miernik Dossier 2005, etc.) takes the story of his recurring master spy Paul Christopher back to its wildly romantic beginning. Read full book review >
OLD BOYS by Charles McCarry
THRILLERS
Released: June 15, 2004

"Excellent spy thriller in the Anglo-American style."
A collection of retired intelligence agents comes to the aid of the very dashing Christopher family of spies last seen in McCarry's 1991 Second Sight. Read full book review >
LUCKY BASTARD by Charles McCarry
THRILLERS
Released: July 1, 1998

Deftly written, mordantly cynical send-up of a bed-hopping Kennedyesque scoundrel, charming in his own way, who thinks he's JFK's illegitimate child and so resolves to run for the Presidency. Read full book review >

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

A fine, wide-ranging anthology from the pages of one of the world's most popular magazines. National Geographic has for a century cultivated an austere, formal image as a heavily illustrated but scholarly vehicle for conveying knowledge about the planet and its peoples. Read full book review >

SHELLEY'S HEART by Charles McCarry
THRILLERS
Released: June 1, 1995

Millennial politics in 2001, in a sumptuous sequel to McCarry's long-running series about secret agent Paul Christopher's family (Second Sight, 1991, etc.). McCarry wastes no time in establishing his electrifying premise: On the eve of President Bedford Forrest Lockwood's second inaugural, his defeated opponent, Franklin Mallory, announces, first to Lockwood and then to the world, that someone in Lockwood's campaign stole the election by manipulating computerized vote tallies in three key states. Read full book review >

SECOND SIGHT by Charles McCarry
THRILLERS
Released: July 31, 1991

The seventh and final volume in McCarry's series of novels about poet/spy Paul Christopher and his family. Not far into the story, Cathy, Paul's beautiful, pregnant and wildly jealous first wife, sees him in a Paris park with his new love Molly. Read full book review >