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The Spymaster
by Donald Freed
Price: $7.50
ISBN: 1-886420-24-6

With this novel, the author of Inquest and Executive Action has managed fiction-created-from-fact that transcends and informs fact--an electrifying saga of a remarkable man's public and private lives that is perhaps to the secret world of spydom what The Godfather was to organized crime.

The Spymaster is Vivian T. Prescott, an American golden boy out of Yale's holy-of-holies. Skull and Bones, chum of Jack Kennedy, athlete, lover, son of FDR's confidant...then with Wild Bill Donovan's World War II OSS, going up against Heydrich and even Hitler...Cold War go-between to masterspy Gehlen...nemesis of J. Edgar Hoover...and finally Director of Central Intelligence.

His life and career encompass the "mole" Kim Philby, the Rosenbergs, the U-2 crisis and the Bay of Pigs...a story that projects who really plotted the Kennedy and King assassinations, and what JFK would have done about the CIA and the Vietnam war had he lived. It dramtically poses who was in truth running the secret government in the United States--a CIA faction that infiltrated Nixon's reelection committee, and went out of control behind the chaos of Watergate, almost tearing the country asunder...more intrigues than one ever suspected--with Kissinger, the coverups, the tapes, the tricks, the FBI...

Vivian Prescoot, Spymaster, was also a man whose desire for one woman shrouded a profound and secret grief for another, and whose life, like his country's, was a torrent of surprise, betrayal and heroic promise.

From BOSON BOOKS comes this epic story of the shocking secret America behind and beyond the facts as reported in the last 35 years.

Cover art by Joel Barr.

BOSON BOOKS also offers The China Card by Donald Freed.

About the Author

Donald Freed's plays, books, and films include: Inquest ( directed by Alan Schneider); Secret Honor (directed by Robert Altman); Circe & Bravo (with Faye Dunaway, directed by Harold Pinter); The Quartered Man; Alfred and Victoria (A Life); Veterand Day (with Jack Lemmon and Michael Gambon); The White Crow; Agony in New Haven; Executive Action (novel and flim with Mark Lane); The Glasshouse Tapes; In Search of Common Ground (with Erik Erikson, Kai Erikson, and Huey P. Newton); The Existentialism of Alberto Moraria (with Joan Ross); and Death in Washington.

Prizes indlude the Rockefeller Award; The Louis B. Meyer Award; Tthe Unicorn Prize; The Gold Medal Award; the Berlin Critics Award and the NEA award for "Distinguished Writing."

New plays and films include: Is He Still Dead? (with Julie Harris as Nora Joyce); Solidarity; Love and Shadows (from the novel by Isabel Allende); and Sokrates Must Die (with Edward Asner).