The Spy from Place Saint-Sulpice

A Novel

Barry Broman

Intelligence officer Rick Blayne must use all his skills—and charm—to achieve his mission of infiltrating émigre Cambodian factions in the center of international intrigue, Paris.
Date Published :
March 2023
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Series :
Casemate Fiction
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781636241760
Pages : 288
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order


Richard “Rick” Blayne has a mission. One of the CIA’s top expert on Cambodia, who escaped the country’s fall to the Khmer Rouge and has monitored the ensuing genocide from Thailand ever since, he has been sent to Paris to further the CIA’s plan to infiltrate the Cambodian resistance to the Hanoi-controlled puppet government in Phnom Penh.

Arriving in the middle of a Parisian summer, Rick feels out of place and uncertain if he can handle the assignment. Vying factions seek to form a guerrilla force. As he establishes contact with old Cambodian friends in both the factions vying to control the resistance, he is drawn into an operation to recruit a Russian diplomat serving in Paris.

With the help of a Thai fashion designer serving as an access agent, Rick, under the guidance of Sasha—a seasoned CIA Soviet “head hunter” and deputy chief of Paris station—moves the operation forward at a time of great upheaval and change for the Soviet Union.

About The Author

An officer in the Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency for more than 25 years, Barry Broman served on three continents, twice as chief of station and once in charge of a para-military project in support of Cambodian resistance to the Vietnamese-installed regime in Phnom Penh. He exceled as a recruiter of foreign intelligence sources, including sensitive ‘Hard Target’ operations. He worked as a wire service photographer in Southeast Asia as a teenager and served as a Marine infantry officer in Vietnam. Broman has written more than a dozen books including a memoir, Risk Taker, Spy Maker: Tales of a CIA Case Officer. He has produced nine documentary films including ‘Burma: A Human Tragedy’.

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