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The Cold War Swap book. Ross Thomas (1926-1995) wrote nineteen novels and two nonfiction books in a career that spanned nearly three decades. The Cold War Swap, published in 1966, was the first novel he wrote after a career as a PR man and political strategist. The book won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America as Best First Novel in 1967. Thomas is unparalleled as a master of the quip and the pithy observation. Oct 12, 2007 Nick rated it really liked it.

The Cold War Swap, first published in 1966, won an Edgar for best first novel. Ross Thomas wrote three other novels featuring some of the same characters. I haven't read them, but The Cold War Swap makes me want to find the time. One person found this helpful.

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They stepped out of a dark doorway, the pair of them, and shined a flashlight into Padillo’s face. One of them said, May we see your papers, please?.

They stepped out of a dark doorway, the pair of them, and shined a flashlight into Padillo’s face. One of them said, May we see your papers, please? the last word. Padillo said, Of course, and flicked his cigarette into the face of the one with the flashlight. When the Vopo’s hands went up to his face, Padillo hit him hard in the stomach.

Praise for The Cold War Swap. America's Best Storyteller. Ross Thomas is ranked as one of the very top thriller writers by his fellow authors, and his readers loudly agree. Ross Thomas; Introduction by Stuart M. Kaminsky. Thomas died in 1995, and since then all but one of his twenty-five novels have gone out of print are as consi.

The wily oriental in there is a former classmate of mine from World War Two. We trained at the same funny factory in Maryland. I heard later somewhere that he was sent on some kind of do with Mao’s outfit and never came home.

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Ross Thomas (February 19, 1926 in Oklahoma City – December 18, 1995 in Santa Monica, California) was an. .His debut novel, The Cold War Swap, was written in only six weeks and won a 1967 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Briarpatch earned the 1985 Edgar for Best Novel.

Ross Thomas (February 19, 1926 in Oklahoma City – December 18, 1995 in Santa Monica, California) was an American writer of crime fiction. He is best known for his witty thrillers that expose the mechanisms of professional politics. In 2002 he was honored with the inaugural Gumshoe Lifetime Achievement Award, one of only two authors to earn the award posthumously (the other was 87th Precinct author Ed McBain in 2006).

At the height of the Cold War, two Americans are running a bar in the West German capital. One of them, Michael Padilloe keeps disappearing on "business trips." McCorkle, his partner, knows Padillo is a (reluctant) U.S. agent. But McCorkle is ready to help Padillo, and he joins his friend in a blind journey with no idea what they will encounter at the turn of each dark and dangerous corner.

Comments: (7)

Stan
I picked this up on the recommendation of one of my favorite crime writers (George Pelecanos) and found it to be a funny, fast-paced, Cold War caper. In it, we meet McCorkle and Padillo, the American co-owners of a bar in Bonn, Germany, circa 1966. After serving in the Army, McCorkle opened the place with Padillo in 1952 as a typical American bar and grill, making it a novelty in Cold War Germany. However, for the multilingual Padillo, co-ownership is merely a cover for his real job as an American spy -- a job McCorkle has never had an ounce of involvement in, until now. Padillo's latest job involves trading with the Soviets to get back two gay NSA defectors, but it turns out to be far more complicated than that. McCorkle gets dragged into it, along with a whole passel of colorful characters, many of whom die along the way -- often much too soon for my taste. McCorkle is a dry narrator of the Chandler or Hammett school, relying on booze and cigarettes to keep him going as he threads his way through all the layered betrayals the plot throws up. It's almost a kind of pastiche of classic espionage like Eric Ambler or Casablanca, with the deadpan humor of the best noir writers. It's a fun, fast-paced read with some great lines throughout, and I'll definitely pick up the next in the McCorkle series, Cast a Yellow Shadow.
Lightbinder
Ross Thomas's THE COLD WAR SWAP is a good introduction to one of the better and often overlooked thriller writers. Grab a handful of his novels (Briarpatch, Ah Treachery, etc.)and you'll come away liking his style, wit, and sense of story structure better than much of what is out there today.
THE COLD WAR SWAP is a look into a period most readers won't remember (post War Germany) which also makes it 'new.' I don't think this one represents his best but it's enough for you to add his name to your reading list. By the time you get through several of his books you'll wonder why you haven't read him sooner.
I'm glad to see the books are being re-released.
Goldcrusher
I was looking for author similar to Thomas Perry. Not quite the same but pretty good. I,ll read more of his books.
Thohelm
A friend told me about Ross Thomas books. I love them.
The writing is excellent and his affect meshes with a contended reader.
Of course the 'historical' setting is a genuine experience
from a writer who lived in the Cold War era.
I'm looking forward to more of Thomas.
Addictive?
Yes.
Runeshaper
First Ross Thomas book I've read, and it turns out, the first Ross Thomas book. My reading was interrupted by a trip so I didn't get the impact of a straight through read. Will try another as so many folks have recommended him and all his books.
Knights from Bernin
The Cold War Swap is Thomas's first attempt at fiction, so it can't be compared to his later work. It's a fun book, worth reading and a humorous snapshot of the machinations that attend zealotry while spying. Start here and keep going.
Coirad
Dull. Couldn't get into it.
The very first Ross Thomas book, written in just six weeks in the late sixties, could have been disappointing. But it wasn't. Mac is such a mensch that he walks into an espionage plot for his friend and partner, Mike Padillo, with little preparation and less foresight. This is the fifth Thomas book I've read. Full of the murky suspense of a time of no cell phones and Cold War mistrust, it's the characters that make the story rich. And Mac is the glue that makes it all hang together. Plus, while there are a lot of un-p.c. references to "Negro" and gay characters, the story is neither racist, nor homophobic. A pretty big thing for the time in which it was set, but it somehow makes sense. Enjoy!
The Cold War Swap download epub
Thrillers & Suspense
Author: Ross Thomas
ISBN: 0786255765
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
Language: English
Publisher: Thorndike Press; 1 edition (August 2, 2003)
Pages: 356 pages