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The Accidental Agent : A Jimmy Nessheim Novel
by Andrew Rosenheim


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Fall, 1942. In the midst of war, Special Agent Jimmy Nessheim has asked for extended leave from the FBI. Becoming a law student at the University of Chicago seems like the perfect way to re-enter normal civilian life.

But the University of Chicago is home to more than an erstwhile FBI agent.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Fall, 1942. In the midst of war, Special Agent Jimmy Nessheim has asked for extended leave from the FBI. Becoming a law student at the University of Chicago seems like the perfect way to re-enter normal civilian life.

But the University of Chicago is home to more than an erstwhile FBI agent. Deep under the stands at Staff Field, renowned scientist Enrico Fermi is beginning work on what will become known as the Manhattan Project, research that could not only change the course of the war, but change the face of war itself.

Perfectly placed to assist, Nessheim is persuaded by his superiors to return to duty to guard this precious research. Soon he begins to suspect a Nazi infiltrator has gained access to the project, and he must track down the traitor. Almost simultaneously, Nessheim's old flame Madison, an heiress with left-wing sympathies, finds him in Chicago. But is her reappearance a coincidence?

Drawn once again into a web of international intrigue, Nessheim faces his most deadly threat yet.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781468309355
  • ISBN-10: 1468309358
  • Publisher: Overlook Press
  • Publish Date: July 2016
  • Page Count: 368
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Thrillers - Political
Books > Fiction > Thrillers - Espionage
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Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-06-13
  • Reviewer: Staff

Rosenheim’s outstanding third Jimmy Nessheim novel (following 2013’s The Little Tokyo Informant) combines a crackerjack plot and multiple nuanced characters with a convincing portrayal of WWII America. Nessheim has left his life as an FBI agent behind to pursue his law studies in Chicago, but his mentor and friend, Harry Guttman, pulls him back into the world of espionage. Gen. Leslie Groves, who has just been placed in charge of what will become known as the Manhattan Project, fears that Nazis have infiltrated the Chicago location of the enterprise. Groves wants Nessheim to go undercover, an assignment that’s even more high-risk given that it’s to be a secret even from FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. The operative, who’s bored by law school, is soon working with scientist Enrico Fermi to identify any security weaknesses at the huge laboratory, which is located at an unused football stadium. The dramatic twists work to propel the plot to a powerful and moving conclusion. Fans of Joseph Kanon’s thrillers of the same period will find a lot to like. Agent: Gillon Aitken, Aitken Alexander Associates. (Aug.)

 
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