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The Bucharest Dossier
The Bucharest Dossier

The Bucharest Dossier



336 Pages, 6.25 x 9.25

Formats: EPUB, Cloth

Cloth, $27.95 (US $27.95) (CA $37.95)

Publication Date: March 2022

ISBN 9781608094769

Rights: WOR

Oceanview Publishing (Mar 2022)


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CIA analyst Bill Hefflin becomes embroiled in Romania's bloody revolution of 1989 as he seeks to decipher the identity of his KGB asset and find his lost love. But in the world of Cold War espionage where life is cheap, nothing is as it seems—including Hefflin's own illusory past.Perfect for fans of international spy thrillers: The Bourne Identity meets The Spy Who Came in From the Cold


"[The Bucharest Dossier is] an accomplished debut—a love story inside an espionage thriller inside a historical record, with all three elements working together to maximum effect. Very impressive and very recommended." —Lee Child, New York Times best-selling author "The Bucharest Dossier is compulsively readable . . . William Maz has written a wrenching, action-packed story of love lost and regained as we follow a returning ex-pat in search of his past and the love of his life against the violent backdrop of the Romanian people's revolt against Ceausescu's vicious communist regime." —F. Paul Wilson, New York Times best-selling author "The Bucharest Dossier offers up a smooth and scintillating mix of Robert Ludlum and John le Carré at their level best. William Maz's seminal effort is a masterwork of spy trade craft, as well as a prototype of everything a great tale is supposed to be. Solid writing and superb storytelling make this one a must read sure to leave its mark in the crowded international thriller field. Blistering, bracing, and bold." —Jon Land, USA Today best-selling author "Brutally realistic about the effects of war and realpolitik, but also affectingly personal and nostalgic, The Bucharest Dossier is suspenseful enough to make one forget the woes of the world for a while, and muse on the mythic draw of childhood innocence and love." —National Public Radio review by Joan Baum, "Baum on Books" "The Bucharest Dossier is a realistic and spellbinding portrayal of spycraft during the Romanian Revolution of 1989 reminiscent of le Carré's best work. Part Bond, part Bourne, CIA analyst Bill Hefflin searches for stolen billions, solves puzzles, and dodges assassins amidst the chaos of a bloody massacre and a changing geopolitical world. Highly recommended." —William Bernhardt, New York Times best-selling author "The new thriller The Bucharest Dossier is a must read especially for John le Carré fans. A tense, fast moving story with an unpredictable ending! The author knows well his subject. One couldn't walk around 1980s Bucharest without bumping into a spy or the secret police." —Anderson Harp, author of the William Parker thriller series "With lean, efficient prose, sharp dialogue, solid characterizations, and a good grasp of tradecraft, the novel is a must-read for fans of spy thrillers." —Booklist

Author Biography

Born in Bucharest, Romania, William Maz emigrated to the U.S. as a child. He is a graduate of Harvard University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Following a residency in anesthesiology at Yale, he practiced medicine, and during that time, he developed a passion for writing fiction. He studied writing at Harvard, the New School, and The Writer's Studio in New York City, and is now writing full time. William is married to a surgeon and he divides his time between Pennsylvania and New York City. The Bucharest Dossier is his debut novel.