Charles McCarry
Charles McCarry is an American author of spy thriller novels. Charles knows a thing or two about spies, as he worked for the CIA undercover between 1958-67. As far as his writing career, aside from being a novelist, he was worked for National Geographic as editor-at-large. He is best known for his Paul Christopher series, and has also written novels featuring other members of the Christopher family. His novel The Better Angels was loosely adapted to the film Wrong is Right starring Sean Connery. McCarry is married, has four adult sons and lives in Western Massachusetts.

Charles McCarry became a published author in 1972 with Citizen Nader, a biography of future presidential candidate Ralph Nader. His first novel would be published the next year, which was The Miernik Dossier. Below is a list of Charles McCarry’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Paul Christopher Books


The Miernik Dossier(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tears of Autumn(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret Lovers(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Supper(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Second Sight(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Old Boys(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Christopher's Ghosts(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Double Eagle(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Better Angels(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bride of the Wilderness(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shelley's Heart(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lucky Bastard(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ark(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shanghai Factor(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Citizen Nader(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Great Southwest(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Paths of Resistance: The Art and Craft of the Political Novel(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inner Circles: How America Changed the World(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From the Field: A Collection of Writings from National Geographic(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Paths of Resistance was co-authored by Isabel Allende, Marge Piercy, Robert Stone and Gore Vidal. Inner Circles: How America Changed the World was co-authored with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

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Charles McCarry Synopses: Shelley’s Heart is a standalone novel by Charles McCarry. The novel is about the first presidential election of the century between two political rivals who are also lifelong friends. The winner steals the election via computer fraud, so the loser presents proof on the eve of inauguration and demands he step aside. The winner refuses, but in doing so may destroy him, his party and perhaps even the Constitution.

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