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ISBN: 0312315848
Author: T. Jefferson Parker,Ross Thomas
Language: English
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (December 8, 2003)
Pages: 320
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Subcategory: Unfathomable
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 722
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Twilight at Mac's Place, published five years before Thomas' death, brings together many of the .

Twilight at Mac's Place, published five years before Thomas' death, brings together many of the themes that emerge in his earlier novels. It's a murder mystery involving detectives, corrupt spies, and bent politicians. The book's characters include a former . homicide investigator turned actor and his estranged father, a corrupt former spy named Steadfast Haynes. I no longer read books on paper.

Twilight at mac’s place. Twilight at Mac’s Place is arguably Ross Thomas at his best, and certainly Ross Thomas at his most elegant and complex

Twilight at mac’s place. For information, address St. Martin’s Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, . Twilight at Mac’s Place is arguably Ross Thomas at his best, and certainly Ross Thomas at his most elegant and complex. The novel was published in 1990 but the story takes place two years earlier, at the close of the Cold War. An era is coming to an end. The Berlin Wall is about to fall.

Twilight at Mac's Place. Издание: перепечатанное. A murder mystery and a political thriller, these were published back to back in 1989 and 1990, respectively  . Ross Thomas is ranked as one of the very top thriller writers by his fellow authors, and his readers loudly agree. Two Edgar Awards, and other prizes, only complement the abundant praise that Thomas has received. Thomas died in 1995, and since then all but one of his twenty-five novels had gone out of print.

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In Twilight at Mac's Place, the quiet death of an aged spy triggers a desperate race to control his memoirs, which threaten to reveal Cold War secrets . I was determined to own every book that Ross Thomas had ever written. I really like his books! Now I own ALL of them.

In Twilight at Mac's Place, the quiet death of an aged spy triggers a desperate race to control his memoirs, which threaten to reveal Cold War secrets many would.

Twilight at Mac's Place book. Ross Thomas, T. Jefferson Parker (Goodreads Author) (Introduction)

Twilight at Mac's Place book. In Twilight at Mac's Place, the quiet death of an aged spy. Jefferson Parker (Goodreads Author) (Introduction). Twilight at Mac's Place is also an excellent reflection on aging, parenthood and identity, showcasing more overtly philosophical (and autobiographical) gestures from Mr. Thomas. The book could've easily been a fan service victory lap, as Mac and Padillo are two of Mr. Thomas' most-beloved (and certainly longest-running) protagonists.

It was a useful stratagem that Haynes himself had sometimes used and he thought Detective-Sergeant Darius Pouncy was carrying it off nicely needed on a six-foot-even frame . .

It was a useful stratagem that Haynes himself had sometimes used and he thought Detective-Sergeant Darius Pouncy was carrying it off nicely needed on a six-foot-even frame that was clothed in a salt-and-pepper tweed suit, white shirt and quiet tie. On his dark brown face he wore a look of almost utter detachment. It was the look of a man who asks questions for a living and expects nothing in return but lies and evasions. A former CIA Director is about to become President.

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In Twilight at Mac's Place, the quiet death of an aged spy triggers a desperate race to control his memoirs, which threaten to reveal Cold War secrets many would prefer stayed secrets. When the spy's estranged son receives the then dizzying sum of $100,000 for all rights to the work, he is properly dizzied. He is also smart enough to seek the help of veteran Cold Warriors McCorkle and Padillo, owners of a D.C. bar called Mac's Place that is both a capital landmark and a nest of intrigue.

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Perdana
Ross Thomas was forty-one years old when his first novel was published in 1967. He had already lived an eventful life. Thomas served in the infantry in the Philippines in World War II and later worked as a reporter and a public relations specialist, and, most famously, as a political campaign strategist in the labor union movement, in races for Governor and the US Senate, and in Nigeria. His novels reflect the breadth of his varied work experiences, taking readers into the realms of crime, politics, and espionage. Many of the most vividly drawn characters in his books reflect the ambivalent attitudes of the Cold War era. Most of them are corrupt. Even the good guys rarely hesitate to use questionable means to achieve their ends.

Twilight at Mac's Place, published five years before Thomas' death, brings together many of the themes that emerge in his earlier novels. It's a murder mystery involving detectives, corrupt spies, and bent politicians. The book's characters include a former L.A. homicide investigator turned actor and his estranged father, a corrupt former spy named Steadfast Haynes. Mac McCorkle and Michael Padillo, co-owners of the Mac's Place saloon, enter for repeat performances after appearing in three previous Thomas novels. (Padillo had been an assassin for the CIA for many years.) Two aging senior CIA officers, a former reporter for Agence France-Presse, an ex-French Legionnaire turned thief, a high-priced criminal attorney, an heiress who once worked for the CIA in Laos, and a DC homicide detective round out the cast. Every one of these characters leaps from the page fully fleshed.

Twilight at Mac's Place isn't the very best of Thomas' novels, but it's head and shoulders over most of what other thriller writers produce. (The Cold War Swap, The Fools in Town Are on Our Side, and Missionary Stew take those honors, in my opinion.) He was simply one hell of a storyteller.

Before he passed away in 1995 at the age of sixty-nine, Ross Thomas wrote twenty mysteries and thrillers under his own name, sixteen of which are available for the Kindle. (I no longer read books on paper.) I've now read and reviewed all sixteen novels; you can access my reviews by typing "Ross Thomas" in the Search box in the upper-lefthand corner of the home page. He also wrote five novels about professional go-between Philip St. Ives under the name Oliver Bleeck. They're in my to-read queue.
Quinthy
I've read many books and seen many videos set in the District of Columbia.
Thomas knows the politics, which takes a lot of years or simply being born in the District.
What's marvelous to me is that Thomas knows the streets & shops that make up the city. You'd think anyone with an old ADC bookmap could manage this (DC's small), but even writers who have lived here get themselves and we locals totally lost.
It is a joy to read about my hometown, having it match the city I know so well.
This tale is an entertaining read, as are all of Ross Thomas' books. The people are believable by DC standards. It's a vibrant city, but because politics and the intelligence community flavor everything, DC often zigs when another city would zag. Thomas never forgets that.
Hurus
Murder mystery set in post Viet-Nam Washington DC. Complex plot with interesting characters. What makes this special, and really (for me) any of the Ross Thomas books i've read so far... No one can hold a candle to Ross Thomas' writing. The story here keeps you interested, the whodunit doesn't start to come clear until almost the end. it's good. But the descriptions, the character development, the unfolding of the plot... Every so often it makes me pause and just marvel at how well, how clever, how subtle, how interesting, Ross Thomas writes..
Kardana
Ross Thomas was hyped as "America's best storyteller," and the hype was true. ALL his books are very enjoyable reading. His knowledge of Europe and Asia in the Sixties and Seventies shines through all his mysteries, which are thankfully much less bloody than the current iteration of the old mystery genre, but with a lot more humor and sly hints than our current crop.

Thomas belongs right up there with Ross Maconald, Earle Stanley Gardner, even Elmore Leonard.
Gaua
I ran across this book by accident, totally due to an Amazon recommendation. As I came to discover, the plot line, dialogue, and wit were far above the average drivel produced by many modern-day writers. I strongly recommend this book, and now will immediately proceed to purchase the next book in the series.
Mr.Savik
This was a fun read. The character's were great and the plot kept me surprised. I wish I had discovered Ross Thomas a long time ago.

I just finished "Cold War Swap" and it was equally, if not more, entertaining. I'm looking forward to working my way through the whole Ross Thomas library. I can't wait to get started on "Cast a Yellow Shadow".
interactive man
Compelling cold war tale that combines humor and intrigue. Plus it returns the characters of Mac's Place. Good read.
I read this book first and then went back to read the rest of the Mac McCorkle books. All of the books are fun to read, but this was my favorite. Getting to know the characters through the previous books made this a fantastic re-read as well. I'm delighted the Ross Thomas books are on Kindle!

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