The Memory Room

Koch Christopher

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Vintage/Random House
Publisher Place: North Sydney
Publisher Year: 2007
Edition: Reprint

Description: 432 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout, the only exception is a small mark on cover where price sticker was. An Intense Psychological Study Of The Mentality And Motivastions Of One Who Chooses To Live The Life Of A Secret Intelligence Operative.

Publishers Description: What is a spy? Are they born, or are they made?' With these words, Vincent Austin analyses his future occupation. Some spies are made, he says, but his kind is born. He is devoted to secrecy for its own sake. Vincent is orphaned early, and his boyhood in Tasmania is spent with an elderly aunt. His fascination with secrecy and espionage - and much else besides - is shared to an uncanny degree by Erika Lange, daughter of a post-World War German immigrant. She too has lost her mother, and she and Vincent see themselves as twin spirits, inhabiting a shared, platonic world of fantasy and ritual. At University, Vincent aims to enter Foreign Affairs - an ambition shared by his easygoing friend Derek Bradley. However, in his final year, Vincent is recruited by ASIS - Australia's overseas secret intelligence service - and his adolescent dream becomes reality. Erika becomes a journalist, eventually entering the overseas service as a press officer. She is an attractive and magnetic woman, but her emotional life is chaotic. She, Vincent and Bradley meet again in 1982, when they are in their thirties, and have all been posted to the Australian Embassy in Beijing. Here, Erika and Bradl

ISBN: 9781741667301

(160669)

432 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout, the only exception is a small mark on cover where price sticker was. An Intense Psychological Study Of The Mentality And Motivastions Of One Who Chooses To Live The Life Of A Secret Intelligence Operative.



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