The Crook Factory

The Crook Factory

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Baker & Taylor
In 1942, FBI agent Joe Lucas journeys to Cuba in order to keep an eye on Ernest Hemingway, who, with a motley assortment of characters--including an American millionaire, a young Cuban orphan, a Spanish jai alai champ, and a priest--has taken on the self-appointed role of spy

Blackwell North Amer
In 1942, at the height of World War II, Ernest Hemingway sought permission from the U.S. Ambassador to Cuba to operate a spy ring out of his house in the Cuban countryside. This much is true...
FBI agent Joe Lucas has come to Cuba at the behest of J. Edgar Hoover to keep an eye on Ernest Hemingway, who has recklessly decided to play spy in the Caribbean. Lucas has been instructed to somehow gain the great writer's trust and friendship, but all the agent's cool intellect and training have left him unprepared to withstand the human whirlwind known as "Papa."
Hemingway has assembled a spy ring that he calls the "Crook Factory" - including an American millionaire, a twelve-year-old Cuban orphan, a Spanish jai alai champion, a priest, and a fisherman, among others - to play a dangerous game of amateur espionage. Then, against all odds, Hemingway uncovers a critical piece of intelligence, and the game turns deadly for himself, Lucas, and for untold innocents.

Baker
& Taylor

In 1942, FBI agent Joe Lucas journeys to Cuba in order to keep an eye on Ernest Hemingway, who, with a motley assortment of characters--including an American millionaire, a young Cuban orphan, a Spanish jai alai champ, and a priest--has taken on the self-appointed role of spy. 38,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Avon Books, c1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780380973682
0380973685
Branch Call Number: F SIM
Characteristics: 436 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm

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alanebrown
Jun 04, 2012

Fun summer read about Hemingway taking on the Cuban government with a homemade spy ring and a lot of blind courage.

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