Sgt Raymond Shaw is a hero of the first order. He's an ex-prisoner of war who saved the life of his entire outfit, a winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the stepson of an influential senator...and the perfect assassin. Brainwashed during his time as a POW he is a 'sleeper', a living weapon to be triggered by a secret signal. He will act without question, no matter what order he is made to carry out.
To stop Shaw, his former commanding officer must uncover the truth behind a twisted conspiracy of torture, betrayal and power that will lead to the highest levels of the government...
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Everyone knows John Frankenheimer's controversial 1962 film starring Frank Sinatra, Janet Leigh and Angela Lansbury, and everyone will see Jonathan Demme's 2004 remake starring Denzel Washington, but these days too few have read the best-selling novel on which the movies are based. Originally published in 1959, this is a terrifying political thriller featuring Sergeant Raymond Shaw, ex-prisoner of war, Medal of Honor winner, American hero...and brainwashed political assassin. "Brilliant" - The New YorkerBook Description:
Perfect for fans of HOMELAND, this is the classic novel of espionage and intrigue.
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Book Description ARROW, 1982. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99284006