Tears of Autumn by Charles McCarry

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The Tears of Autumn
276 pages; Overlook
If you have an undying passion for John le Carré (think: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy), run directly to the bookstore and pick up former CIA agent Charles McCarry's Tears of Autumn. Originally published in the '70s and reissued in 2005, the book follows Paul Christopher—an American spy so cool and competent he makes James Bond look like a buffoon—through Vietnam as he pursues an unauthorized investigation into JFK's assassination. McCarry's writing is so vivid and lush, you don't have to be a conspiracy theorist to appreciate all the twists and turns.
— Ruth Baron