The breathless hunt and chase novel that inspired the classic Robert Redford film Three Days of the Condorand the all-new TV series Condor (Publishers Weekly). Sandwiches are a part of Ronald Malcolms every day, but one just saved his life. On the day that gunmen pay a visit to the American Literary Historical Society, hes out at lunch. The society is actually a backwater of the Central Intelligence Agency, where Malcolm and a few other bookworms comb mystery novels for clues that might unlock real life diplomatic questions. One of his colleagues has learned something he wasnt meant to know. A sinister conspiracy has penetrated the CIA, and the gunmen are its representatives. They massacre the office, and only learn later of Malcolma loose end that needs to be dealt with. Malcolmcodename Condorcalls his handlers at the agency, hoping for a safe haven, instead drawing another attempt on his life. With no one left to trust he goes on the run. But like it or not, Malcolm is the only person who can root out the corruption at the highest levels of the CIA. This chilling novel of top security gone berserk earned James Grady his reputation as a Grand Master of the spy thriller, inspiring legions of imitators as well as the classic Sydney Pollack film Three Days of the Condor and the new TV series Condor featuring Mira Sorvino and Brendan Fraser (Library Journal).