Dunn's Conundrum

Dunn's Conundrum

by Stan Lee

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"Robert Ludlum with a sense of humor," Detroit News

One of the Most Acclaimed Espionage Novels Ever Written... And Also One of the Funniest.

It's the mid-1980s and the cold war hasn't thawed. The Library, a super-secret U.S. espionage agency is keeping an eye on the Russians and everybody else. A dozen elite intelligence experts relentlessly sift out classified information from everywhere. They know all the secrets except for one – which of the librarians is a traitor.

It's up to Walt Coolidge, a librarian with a Sherlockian gift for analyzing people's garbage, to uncover the mole and, if he fails, it could lead to nuclear Armageddon.

"A book that administers charm and dismay in beautifully balanced proportions," Los Angeles Times

"Tough, funny, quirky, bawdy, suspenseful. I defy any reader to guess where this story is going... I predict a long, hearty life for this novel." Bestselling author John D. MacDonald writing for USA Today

"Deftly plotted and smoothly written, several cuts above the norm," Cosmopolitan

"Sharp, fresh, beguiling, somewhere between 'Dr. Strangelove' fantasy and dead-on-target Washington reality," Kirkus

"Highly entertaining, the plot is marvelously intricate, wild and still somehow plausible...a truly wonderful book" New York Daily News

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157740191
Publisher: Brash Books
Publication date: 02/06/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 627 KB

About the Author

A successful advertising copywriter known for DDB Worldwide’s notorious political commercial “Daisy,” Stan R. Lee was also the author of two bestselling, highly-acclaimed, and innovative thrillers. Lee started his career as a writer of suspense novels with Dunn’s Conundrum – a riveting espionage story about a covert US intelligence organization and the operatives who work there. Raising questions about technology, the dangers of information, and the individual right to privacy, Lee’s prophetic thriller was way ahead of its time…and is as powerful today as when it was first published. Lee’s second thriller The God Project, follows an advertising executive working as a political campaign aide for the President. When the exec is asked to investigate a top secret CIA project, his photographic memory becomes instrumental to identifying the villains and unraveling the plot. In addition to writing novels and working in advertising, Lee served in the army and the navy during the Korean War and worked as a design engineer and a technical writer. He also served as head copywriter for Lyndon Johnsons’ presidential campaign in 1964 and worked for Eugene McCarthy in 1968. He died in 1997.

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Dunn's Conundrum 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
jayfwms More than 1 year ago
This book is a fantastic and faithful display of the fear and insanity within Government during the height of the cold war. The story itself is imaginative, full of suspense, and highly entertaining. Having lived through the Cold War period, I find the most horrifying part of the story is that it could all very well be true. As an official of one of the agencies involved during the 80s, I can assure the reader that the actions taken, decisions made and callous regard for human life is an accurate reflection of Government at that time. I am awed by Lee's ability to so beautifully capture the angst of the time and provide a detailed description of the people involved in the process. The story is compelling, and quickly reaches a point where you have to keep reading. The hero is unlikely, but highly likeable. The uplifting part of the story is the element of love providing the basis of the hero's survival. Lee has brilliantly captured the forces at play and used them to create a memorable story. It's well worth your time to read it.