THE AMATEUR. by Littell, Robert.


Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1981. First edition - A classic espionage novel: "The Amateur is Charlie Heller, a modest man, a back-room functionary employed by the CIA. His specialty, and his private intellectual obsession, is cryptology - encoding and decoding with the aid of sophisticated computers the thousands of messages that link East and West in their continual efforts to read each otherÕs minds. But Charlie Heller is no Cold Warrior. not yet. Untangling codes for the CIA is HellerÕs way of paying the rent and of gaining access to the CIAÕs immense computer, through which he pursues his gentlemanÕs hobby: searching all of ShakespeareÕs works to find the elusive cryptogram he believes will reveal their true author." 243 pp.

Condition: Very good in yellow printed wrappers (some spine slant and light soiling to the covers) An uncommon advance issue.

Book ID: 61719
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