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The crook factory

by Dan Simmons

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  • 31 Currently reading

Published by Avon Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDan Simmons.
    GenreFiction.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3569.I47292 C76 1999
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 436 p. :
    Number of Pages436
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL377843M
    ISBN 100380973685
    LC Control Number98039879

    The Crook Factory plays out through the eyes of Joe Lucas, a fictional FBI agent with a history of bending the law and being the FBI's goto person when dirty tricks or semi legal activities are involved Joe is sent to become part of, and spy on, Hemingway's burgeoning spy ring - /5(9). Crook Factory edges the others out. Sure, I like my sci-fi hard, and I suppose a book like this, based in 95% fact, has the realism I crave. But it's more than that. This book is gold. It achieves perfect congruence. It persists in the mind long after the final words. Heck, it made me want to learn Spanish, read Hemingway, and become a novel /5(43).

      But then Lucas and Hemingway, against all the odds, uncover a critical piece of intelligence—and the game turns The Crook Factory, award-winning author Dan Simmons expands a little-known fact into a tour de force of gripping historical suspense set in the sensual Cuban landscape of the early s. The Crook Factory is not necessarily the type of book generally associated with Dan Simmons. Best known for horror novels such as Song of Kali or Carrion Comfort, Simmons has also made a name from himself with the richly poem-based novels Hyperion and Crook Factory, on the other hand, is an historical novel based on the life of Ernest Hemingway between .

      Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The crook factory by Dan Simmons, , Avon Books edition, in English - 1st ed. The crook factory ( edition) | Open LibraryAuthor: Dan Simmons. In the summer of , FBI agent Joe Lucas comes to Cuba at the behest of J. Edgar Hoover to keep an eye on Ernest Hemingway. The great writer has assembled a ragtag spy ring that he calls "the Crook Factory" to play a dangerous game of amateur espionage. But then Lucas and Hemingway uncover a critical piece of intelligence--and the game turns 5/5(2).


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The Crook Factory was okay. It certainly had its great moments, but those moments were few and far between. On the front cover, you'll see the caption "A Novel of Suspense" but I would declare said caption to be more of a classification of genre, than a description for the book/5().

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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Crook Factory/5(83). Lucas thinks of it as a demotion-a The crook factory book job for a famous writer who has decided to play spy, assembling a team of misfits including an American millionaire, a twelve-year-old Cuban orphan, a Spanish jai alai champion and more in a would-be espionage ring Hemingway dubs the "Crook /5(83).

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Thank you for your patience. Hemingway had been asked to write a simple sentence or two for a book commemorating JFK's inauguration.

After hours of futile effort, Hemingway had broken down /5(6). In The Crook Factory, award-winning author Dan Simmons expands a little-known fact into a tour de force of gripping historical suspense set in the sensual Cuban landscape of the early s. © Dan Simmons (P) Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Avon, $ Review by Ryan Adams. Ap Web posted at: p.m. EDT ( GMT) (CNN) -- "The Crook Factory" is a World War II espionage story of unique. The Crook Factory is a superb World War II thriller that will, I think, leave the reader with a new appreciation for just what a wild man Ernest Hemingway really was.

Its seamless blending of fact and fiction includes appearances by the likes of: Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Ingrid Bergman, Hoover, John F. Kennedy, Ian Fleming, and other /5(13). Lucas thinks of it as a demotion-a babysitting job for a famous writer who has decided to play spy, assembling a team of misfits including an American millionaire, a twelve-year-old Cuban orphan, a Spanish jai alai champion and more in a would-be espionage ring Hemingway dubs the "Crook.

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Paperback. Author. The Crook Factory that are based on confirmed fact: J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI had warning of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor but failed to follow up on it because of infighting with rival intelligence agencies.

Hemingway’s Crook Factory uncovered a nest of intrigue and corruption in Cuba. Young Ian Fleming, later the creator of James. The Crook Factory is named after Ernest Hemingway's ragtag counter-espionage network in the Caribbean. It's comprised mostly of friends Ernesto gathered from the Spanish Civil War, but there are also house dicks, jai alai players, prostitutes, a priest, a millionaire, and a young urchin named Santiago.

The Crook Factory: : Dan Simmons: Books. Skip to main content. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try /5(12).

Editions for The Crook Factory: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover published in 19 Author: Dan Simmons. Get this from a library. The crook factory. [Dan Simmons] -- It's the summer ofand FBI agent Joe Lucas has come to Cuba at the behest of the Director to keep an eye on Ernest Hemingway in the Caribbean.

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As a result I have a copy of the text here for you so you can still follow along and keep track of achievements! Feel free to make a post here letting.Get this from a library! The crook factory. [Dan Simmons] -- Novelist Ernest Hemingway creates a spy ring in Cuba to combat German agents during World War II and the novel describes his adventures as he chases enemy submarines with his fishing boat.

Narrating.The Crook Factory audiobook, by Dan Simmons At the height of World War II, the famous writer Ernest Hemingway sought permission from the U.S.

government to operate a spy ring out of his house in the Cuban countryside. This much is true. It is the summer of ’42 and FBI agent Joe Lucas has come to Cuba at the behest of J. Edgar.