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by Charles McCarry


Shelley's Heart: A Thriller epub

ISBN: 1590204751

ISBN13: 978-1590204757

Author: Charles McCarry

Category: Thriller and Mystery

Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense

Language: English

Publisher: The Overlook Press; Reprint edition (February 1, 2011)

Pages: 576 pages

ePUB book: 1260 kb

FB2 book: 1390 kb

Rating: 4.3

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Charles McCarry (June 14, 1930 – February 26, 2019) was an American writer, primarily of spy fiction, and a former undercover operative for the Central Intelligence Agency whom The Wall Street Journal described in 2013 as the dean of American spy wr. .

Charles McCarry (June 14, 1930 – February 26, 2019) was an American writer, primarily of spy fiction, and a former undercover operative for the Central Intelligence Agency whom The Wall Street Journal described in 2013 as the dean of American spy writers; The New Republic magazine calls him "poet laureate of the CI. ; and Otto Penzler says he has produced some "poetic masterpieces".

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Shelley's Heart book. From this crisis, master storyteller Charles McCarry, author of such classic thrillers as The Tears of Autumn and The Last Supper weaves a masterpiece of political intrigue. Shelley's Heart is so gripping in its realism and so striking in its foresight that McCarry's devoted readers may view this tale of love, murder, betrayal, and life-or-death struggles for the political soul of America as an act of prophecy.

Read Shelley’s Heart, by Charles McCarry online on Bookmate – In the first American presidential election of the twenty-first century, the bitter contest between two implacable political rivals .

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The first presidential election of the twenty-first century, bitterly contested by two men who are implacable political rivals but lifelong personal friends, is stolen through computer fraud. On the eve of the Inauguration the losing candidate presents proof of the crime to his opponent, the incumbent President, and demands that he stand aside. Now back in print, the prophetic thriller from "the best writer of intelligence and political novels in the world" (The Boston Globe). In his tenth book featuring CIA agent Paul Christopher, Charles McCarry delves into Christopher's past, answering some of the questions which have tantalized readers for decades. Overall, the critics were pleased with this latest addition to Christopher's story.

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The first presidential election of the twenty-first century, bitterly contested by two men who are implacable political rivals but lifelong personal friends, is stolen through computer fraud.

On the eve of the Inauguration the losing candidate presents proof of the crime to his opponent, the incumbent President, and demands that he stand aside. The winner refuses and takes the oath of office, thereby setting in motion what may destroy him and his party, and even bring down the Constitution. From this crisis, master storyteller Charles McCarry, author of such classic thrillers as The Tears of Autumn and The Last Supper weaves a masterpiece of political intrigue. Shelley's Heart is so gripping in its realism and so striking in its foresight that McCarry's devoted readers may view this tale of love, murder, betrayal, and life-or-death struggles for the political soul of America as an act of prophecy.
Charles McCarry is a new discovery for me and I would definitely rate him with le Carre at his best. "Shelley's Heart" follows "the Better Angels" and the aftermath of the assassination of Ibn Awd and the stealing of the Presidential election. Especially in light of the hanging chads and then 9/11 and the current divsions in Congress (all of which happened 6 years after this book was written) the plot seems very prescient. The characters and plot twists are all well drawn and believable. If the ubiquitous thriller plot of psychotic killer always one step ahead of the hero until the final page leaves you cold and you want something to sink your teeth into, this, and all the other McCarrys I have read so far are for you.Try and read them in order (Wikipaedia gives the correct order) as most of the books advance plots and characters from previous stories. These books are good enough to re-read to get the subtle plot twist you missed the first time when you were rushing through to see what happens next.
This book is a sequel, so you have to slog through some back story otherwise avoided. There are so many characters, and so much detail attached to each, that one almost needs to take the sort of notes kept for, say, a sophomore course in political science. There are also close brushes with U.S. senate rules, each of which is like taking time out for ten minutes of driver's ed. And the less-than-credible heroine? I still am not entirely clear why she was in the story.

So many hurdles set before the reader! It's a sign of the author's exemplary talents that the book works so very well.

It's easier, I imagine, if you can read it in two or three long sessions. If you put it down for two or three days, getting back up to speed might not be so easy.
Set aside a weekend to read this book, because you won't want to set it aside once you've begun it.

This is the conclusion to The Better Angels pitting two Presidents against each other. Former President Mallory is a brilliant, emotionally detached, security obsessed Republican - think Richard Nixon without the five o'clock shadow. President Lockwood, for whom the Presidency was stolen by underlings, is a folksy, born politician, but dumb in the way some smart people are - think Bill Clinton but with principles and a sense of honor.

But these two characters play only a supporting role among the most colorful cast of characters ever invented for a Washington novel. Although most of the characters are over the top satiric gems, they are believable enough to pull the reader in. Along the way, the author makes a number of observations about how Washington works, making this required reading for anyone heading to DC.

Both this and The Better Angels were written in the early 90's and it's a tribute to the author's foresight as a former CIA officer that among the matters he predicts are: a Presidential impeachment, a sex scandal involving a priapic Democratic President, Muslim terrorists blowing themselves up in crowds, an intervention in the Middle East involving weapons of mass destruction which can't be found, a challenged Presidential election and even a Senate split 50-50 as it was in 2000-2002. Of course, he jumbles all of these elements up to make these events his own.

Some of the plot elements are pure satire - a conspiracy of left wing Yalie WASPs - but the author creates real tension and indicates how much is at stake. That the hero of the book is the one that the reader has already voting as the most unlikely to succeed makes this a peculiarly American book, where we don't always respect the best and the brightest (largely because the best and the brightest are often neither) but the people with the stoutest character and the strongest heart.

Shelley's Heart is much better than The Better Angels and The Better Angels was one of the best of its kind.
Once you start reading this novel, you will be turning to the copyright page every few days and look with disbelieve at the original publication date of 1995. "Could it be true?" and "Was Charles McCarry a visionary?" were two questions I kept asking myself. A huge admirer of McCarry since the first time I opened "Tears of Autumn" many years ago, I was amazed by his ability to see the trend in American politics leading to the events of 2008 and following years. His understanding of the American media bias, the pure evil and bestiality of the movers and shakers of American left, its relentless drive to the totalitarian society is mind boggling. Wish Shelly's Heart Charles re-captured my own heart.