Telefon

Telefon The Russians called the project TELEFON It was brilliant Strelski insisted Hypnoisis We collected four hundred and thirty first class English speakers who d never left the country drilled them in ev

  • Title: Telefon
  • Author: Walter Wager
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Russians called the project TELEFON It was brilliant, Strelski insisted Hypnoisis We collected four hundred and thirty first class English speakers who d never left the country, drilled them in every detail of American life and then hand picked the cream for drug assisted hypnosis When we were finished with them, every one believed he was the American whose paperThe Russians called the project TELEFON It was brilliant, Strelski insisted Hypnoisis We collected four hundred and thirty first class English speakers who d never left the country, drilled them in every detail of American life and then hand picked the cream for drug assisted hypnosis When we were finished with them, every one believed he was the American whose papers he carried, and each was programmed to detroy a target in the U.S.A when he received a coded phone message It was a brilliant plan But now, at the wrong time, it was being executed by the wrong man Now the Russians must stop TELEFON by dispatching their own James Bond to the United States.

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    1. Genuinely disturbing. Better than the movie which resulted; because the movie cheats--grossly distorts--pisses away--the actual climax found in the novel. Wager was a pro; a demon for detail; and he never wrote a boring book. Of particular intrigue in this story are the sequences where agents move to destroy pieces of American infrastructure which have been re-located; or replaced. Entertaining and sad at the same time. Also Wager makes great use of a particular snippet of Robert Frost poetry -- [...]

    2. I liked this book. I've heard of the movie but have never watched it. I was surprised. It was entertaining. The characters were a bit funny but I have not read many cold war era spy thrillers.

    3. This is a brisk spy novel, excellently written; especially for ©1975. I couldn’t remember whether I read the book first, or saw the movie first, until the re-read. Then I recalled that I was disappointed that I never got to see Charles Bronson walk out of the sea in a scuba diving get-up onto a crowded beach; I had been imagining that scene, but it wasn’t in the movie: Russian spy Bronson flies into a Canadian airport. Watching Lee Remick work quickly cured my disappointment. (In other word [...]

    4. I found this book at the Traveler Book Cafe on 84 West right before the Pike. Years ago I saw the beginning of the film based on this book (starring Charles Bronson as a KGB agent) and so I decided it would be fun to read the book before watching the movie for once. Telefon has a great premise-it's the mid-1970s and the KGB has just performed a round up and liquidation of old guard Stalinists. One of those men, however, doesn't very much like this idea and escapes to the United States. Before he [...]

    5. Not sure if the book came first or the movie. I have to admit, this is one of the very few (possibly the ONLY) time I have said that the movie was better than the book. Of course, the fact that I saw the movie first might have something to do with that. But I liked the way that the movie ended much better than the way that the book did.Still, a good "Cold War," novel with lots of action.

    6. Wow!!This writer is phenomenal. This is the third book of his that I've read and can't wait to buy the next one. Each is a treat and totally different from the others. Do yourself a favor and get all of them.

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