Posted on March 4, 2019 at 1:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Charles McCarry may not have had the name recognition of John le Carré, but the former’s spy novels were applauded just as loudly — if not more so — than his British counterpart’s.

McCarry, who died February 26 at the age of eighty-eight, took his real-life experience as an undercover officer for the CIA and spun its essence into thriller novels.

Of necessity, he could only use the most general of details, but his first novel, The Tears of Autumn, has sold millions of copies, and the subsequent books have eerily predicted world politics and crises.

Read his obituary in the Washington Post to learn more about the remarkable McCarry.

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Obituary, Thriller

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