The Miernik Dossier

By Charles McCarry

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'Arguably the best glossy American undercover agent story' -- long island occasions. 'Charles McCarry is the simplest sleek author with regards to intrigue - via the breadth of Alan Furst, by means of the fathom of Eric Ambler, through any measure' --P.J. O'Rourke

'Intelligent and enthralling... beautifully constructed... utterly convincing' -- Eric Ambler. 'Absorbing, intelligent... actual entertainment' --New Yorker

'McCarry's thrillers relatively thrill, his political perception is praised through senior politicians and his erudition, event and strong writing flip secret agent tales into literature. McCarry and his dynamic alter-egos wipe the ground with the opposition' --Telegraph
About the Author
Charles McCarry is the writer, such a lot lately, of the seriously acclaimed mystery 'Christopher's Ghosts'. His different much-praised novels comprise 'The Tears of Autumn', 'The final Supper' and 'Old Boys'. through the chilly warfare he used to be an intelligence officer working below deep hide in Europe, Africa and Asia.

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Four. we've got prepared for the supply of an car in Geneva as a present to the Amir of Khatar, head of the Bakhent Muslim sect. The Amir has prompt his son, Prince Kalash el Khatar, who is living in Geneva, to accompany the auto to Sudan. five. A proficient U. S. agent (Christopher), managed by means of Geneva, will accompany Khatar and the auto. 6. throughout the intervention of Christopher, Miernik might be invited to hitch Prince Kalash in this trip. This association will supply for shut surveillance of Miernik through Christopher. 7. After Miernik’s arrival in Sudan, Khartoum should still facilitate his touch with the ALF and preserve watch on Miernik’s actions via latest resources inside of this association. eight. No operation opposed to the ALF can be thought of till Miernik is in position and till documentary facts has been constructed by way of Khartoum that he, as a international Communist agent, is controlling the actions of the ALF. nine. whilst the stipulations of para. eight were fulfilled, Headquarters will factor extra directions. 22. FROM THE documents OF WRO. To Mr. Miernik The Director common has determined to not renew your transitority agreement whilst it expires on 30 June. The Director common has requested me to precise his gratitude for the wonderful paintings you've performed through the time period of your transitority agreement, along with his most sensible needs for the long run. 2 June N. COLLINS First Assistant notice for the dossier The Director common, on 2 June, expert the Polish Ambassador of his determination to enable the transitority agreement of T. Miernik lapse. The Director common requested for assurances that the Polish consulate will, if that is so asked, renew the passport of Mr. Miernik. The Polish Ambassador spoke back that this used to be “a regimen topic” within which he couldn't intrude. He extra that Mr. Miernik could absolutely desire to go back to Poland, the place employment awaited him, and may for this reason haven't any quick use for a sound passport. If in destiny Mr. Miernik needed to shuttle back, his program for a passport will be taken care of like that of the other Polish citizen. 2 June N. COLLINS First Assistant 23. document by way of CHRISTOPHER. Miernik’s misery is whole. His agreement with WRO aren't renewed and the Poles won't reissue his passport. He got here to my residence ahead of dead night the previous day (2 June). i used to be in mattress, interpreting, while the doorbell rang; it stored ringing until eventually I opened the door. i used to be no longer shocked to discover Miernik together with his finger at the bell. Collins had informed me past within the day what had occurred to him, so I anticipated that he could occur to debate his challenge. even though his outfits are faultless—suit pressed and brushed, blouse fresh, vest and coat buttoned, sneakers shined—Miernik continuously manages to appear matted. His thick physique, the large head set crooked at the shoulders, the large unhappy face with its unusual nostril and nice bushy ears provide him the glance of an animal dressed up for a child’s tea get together. He was once sweating much and his respiring used to be audible, as though he had walked very quickly up the hearth stains.

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