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Topaz [Leon Uris] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. such a great suspenseful novel, Alfred Hitchcock turned it into one of his great movies. Topaz [Leon Uris] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Leon Uris has written a number of excellent books. Topaz is my favorite, which was also made into a movie by Alfred Hitchcock. Topaz is the story of Cuban.

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I found that all the major characters had real life counterparts.

Topaz by Leon Uris

This is really an intriguing piece of Cold War writing with a convoluted series of plots that kept me puzzling over potential outcomes.

Upload Photos Upload photo files with. His father, a Polish-born immigrant, was a paperhanger, then a storekeeper. The collection includes all of Uris’s novels, with the exception of The Haj and Mitla Pass, as well as manus December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Getting into Cuba is not a problem. The one-dimensionally cliche spy-novel characters?

Battle Cry Gunfight at the O. There are misspellings, paragraph breaks in the middle of a sentence, and missing words. Dany Robin plays Nicole Devereaux in the movie.

A mediocre espionage thriller with some superfluous and sexist relationship drama. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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I remember Leon Uris as a very good novelist. I felt like a fly on the wall as the Cuban missile crisis unfolds. The book was written inand a lot of the sensationalism is no longer shocking.

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The plot jumps around in time to give a large piece of backstory from WWII. Articles with short description Articles lacking sources from December All articles lacking sources All stub articles.

The characters are pretty predictable and two-dimensional. When I saw the title “Topaz”the first thing that came to my mind was precious stone but on a closer observation i find out it was about espionage. It is annoying, but still easy to read.

Thank you for rating this Product. When I read the summary of this book it stated it was about the Cuban Missile Crisis. One of the most interesting facets leeon the disclosure of the new at that time concept of “disinformation,” used by the Russians to sow confusion and distrust in France toward their allies. I could This is my third Leon Uris book and I am never disappointed.

The book is fast paced and fairly linear with only a brief flashback to WWI to flesh out the main charac When I want a good old potboiler, there are a few good authors upon whom I can rely. Poorly fleshed out characters is the worst part of this, but tying the two events together when either one made a good story is a close runner up.

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View all 17 comments. The two agents, along with a small band of Cuban exiles and Soviet defectors, chase leads around the globe in a quest to save Elon, themselves, and perhaps the world itself. His Mila18 in the early sixties introduced me to the horrors of Nazi anti-semitism. You uriw been loggedin via facebook. Click here to know more. There were certainly other causal factors.

Two cars filled with heavily armed guards followed closely.

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Published November by Bantam Books first published Alert on more product reviews. It focuses on how a charismatic but unhinged, narcissistic, and jingoistic leader rises to power in post-WWII France and allows his administration to be infiltrated by Russian spies and collaborators.

urix Apr 18, David Baldwin added it Shelves: The historic reference points are meaningful and anchor the story to real events in history. This was taking place during the Cuban Missile Crisisand the actions of one French agent in gathering information in Cuba became swept up in the events.

He is targeted in an assassination attempt.