It’s the mid-1980s and the cold war hasn’t thawed. The Library, a super-secret U.S. espionage agency is keeping an eye on the Russians and everybody else. A dozen elite intelligence experts relentlessly sift out classified information from everywhere. They know all the secrets except for one – which of the librarians is a traitor. It’s up to Walt Coolidge, a librarian with a Sherlockian gift for analyzing people’s garbage, to uncover the mole and, if he fails, it could lead to nuclear Armageddon.
One of the most acclaimed spy novels ever written...and also one of the funniest. It's the 1980s and an elite, NSA-esque spy organization is watching everything. But there's a traitor in their midst. Walter Coolidge, an expert in analyzing garbage, is assigned the impossible task of uncovering the mole and, perhaps, saving the world.
The government has lost a multi-billion dollar secret weapon and the President assigns a very special operative to retrieve it: Malcolm Keyes, a political speech writer who perfectly remembers everything he sees or hears. The unforgettable, utterly original political thriller that revealed the intrigue and insanity of Washington as nobody ever had before.
A sly, implausible, yet oddly controlled suspense-comedy debut...smart dialogue, inventively convincing technology, likably cynical people.
Dunn's Conundrum is a tangled, blackly comedic thriller about espionage and the dangers of information.
Tough, funny, quirky, bawdy, suspenseful. I defy any reader to guess where this story is going, guess how it is going to get there, or put it down before it gets there. The writing is smooth and professional, the observations of human foibles mature and often very funny. I predict a long, hearty life for this novel and for practically anything this man cares to write
Deftly plottied and smoothly written, Conundrum is several cuts above the norm
There is no rolling thunder in Stan Lee's prose, no lyrical flights of pretty conceits. The author simply tells a straightforward story and does it delightfully