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An agent known only as Tarden is a former operative of the mysterious security agency qthe Service.q He has erased himself from all dossiers and transcripts. Now a fugitive, he moves across the landscape free of identity, in search of adventure and intrigue. But Tarden is a man of many disguises, and he is alternately avenger and savior, judge and trickster, as he enters the lives of others, forcing them into the arena of his judgement. In Cockpit, Kosinski is at his most startling and powerful, stripping away pretension and illusions of security to reveal the source of real strength within.He pointed at the biggest yachts and said he would like to torpedo them. I asked how. He turned toward me, flushed with excitement, and said all he needed were a few battery-operated toy submarines loaded with ... I loaded each toy with a waterproof packet of explosive powder, which I could detonate by remote control.

Author:Jerzy Kosinski
Publisher:Grove/Atlantic, Inc. - 2007-12-01


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