Topaz [Leon Uris] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. such a great suspenseful novel, Alfred Hitchcock turned it into one of his great movies. Topaz [Leon Uris] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Leon Uris has written a number of excellent books. Topaz is my favorite, which was also made into a movie by Alfred Hitchcock. Topaz is the story of Cuban.

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Upload menu files with. A ringside seat to history. What was the worst part of this book? Two cars filled with heavily armed guards followed closely. It is no wonder that Alfred Hitchcock decides urus make a movie of the book. Frederick Stafford is Andre Devereaux in the movie version of Topaz.

I different take on the Cuban Missile Crisis from a fictional France. It is annoying, but still easy to read. I have a feeling that I will watch it with different eyes this time.

It focuses on how a charismatic but len, narcissistic, and jingoistic leader rises to power in post-WWII France and allows his administration to be infiltrated by Russian spies and collaborators. December Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Although I len the story line years ago, the general viewpoint Uris provided has colored my attitudes ever since. I don’t recall reading any other Uris novels until a few weeks ago when I picked up Topaz.

The two agents, along with a group of Cuban exiles and Soviet defectors globe trot around the world to stop a very deep plot. I love how proud he is of America and how he portrays history and it’s easy to get caught up in the lives of his characters.


He does this in numerous ways starting before WWII and after reading the book I had a much firmer grasp on why the French and the Americans always seem to be a little frustrated by each other.

These are old tricks, but difficult to discount and disprove, especially with an audience anxious to hold on to their old ideas at the cost of new visions.

As with the his other books, Uris does a lot of back stories on the characters. Things changed when I was well into the book and realized that the major plot involves Soviet infiltration of the French intelligence community.

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Getting into Cuba is not a problem. The edition I read was sloppily edited. Those same people will most certainly want him dead or discredited or, better yet, both.

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Under the backdrop of Cuban missile crisis, the author has woven an unparalleled spy story. I normally refer to the like of Leon Uris,James Clavell and some few others authors as the ‘Old Masters of the Craft, They hardly disappoint you;Leon Uris painted a picture of a high level espionage between world powers and in doing this he weaves the story believably with suspense and a flow that will make the reader want know what happened next or perhaps keep the reader guessing until the last PAGE.

Jun 04, Michael Johnston rated it liked it. It’s no accident, I guess, that even as a Uris reader I have never heard of this book. To believe these characters, the only greater threat to mankind lepn Communism is women, and how horrible they are that they dare to express their unhappiness when leeon men ha What was the worst part of this book? Topaz – Leon Uris Location.


And the Soviet drops a bomb – don’t tell Andre’s superiors in France anything because everything that ugis into the high offices in France goes directly to Moscow.

An unstable country, recovering from the urs which saw the rise of Fidel Castro to power and the downfall of Batista and his goverment.

Mila 18, a story of the Warsaw ghetto uprising; Armageddon: Sanderson Hooper beside him and Michael Nordstrom in the rear seat toapz speechless.

Oct 19, John rated it really liked it. Later he went on to write The Angry Hills, a novel set in war-time Greece.

This is really an intriguing piece of Cold War ropaz with a convoluted series of plots that kept me puzzling over potential outcomes. The characters are pretty predictable and two-dimensional. Feb 04, Dave rated it really liked it. I think “Mila 18” was the last one I read.

Topaz by Leon Uris

It is, therefore, a very prescient and timely novel. He is pathological in his desire to possess her. Topaz is the story of Cuban tpaz crisis, this is the story of Andre Devereaux, a French intelligence officer, who defying his country’s official policy of anti-Americ This isn’t my number one book of his, but it’s an easy, enjoyable read. Golitsyn became friends with author Uris.

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