History Literature / Triple

20th Apr '15 1:24:43 PM nombretomado
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* ColdWar: The setting against which our heroes and villains maneuver.

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* ColdWar: UsefulNotes/ColdWar: The setting against which our heroes and villains maneuver.
1st Feb '14 7:58:47 PM darthpaul
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** In a similar incident, Rostov's team atages a hit and run to cripple a sailor, so one of their men can go to sea in his place.

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** In a similar incident, Rostov's team atages stages a hit and run to cripple a sailor, so one of their men can go to sea in his place.
1st Feb '14 7:56:39 PM darthpaul
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* DirtyBusiness: Too many examples. Just for starters:
** The book opens with the capture and interrogation of an Israeli spy in Egypt. [[spoiler:He is tortured to death by Kawash, the double agent, so he can't reveal any information.]]
** To obtain a list of vulnerable uranium sources, Dickstein blackmails a homosexual bureaucrat (1968, remember) and then beats and threatens his lover to guarantee their silence. Rostov later kidnaps the same man to learn what he told Dickstein.
** Nat hires a prostitute to seduce a sailor from the ship he wants to hijack, then drugs the man so he can't report to his ship; thus, Dickstein's agent replaces him when the ship sails.
** In a similar incident, Rostov's team atages a hit and run to cripple a sailor, so one of their men can go to sea in his place.
** Even when Nat is willingly helped by a Jewish businessman, he still has to guarantee his silence [[spoiler:by threatening to kill his wife if either of them reveals that he assisted the Mossad.]]
6th Jan '14 10:24:05 PM darthpaul
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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Rostov personally takes the job of stopping Dickstein because he needs a promotion in the KGB. Why? So he will have enough influence that his genius son will get into the most prestigious school in the USSR next year.



* {{Jerkass}}: Pierre Borg, full stop.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Pierre Borg, full stop.Borg certainly qualifies.



* WhatAPieceOfJunk: MV ''Coparelli'', the freighter that hauls the uranium Dickstein plans to steal.

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* WhatAPieceOfJunk: MV ''Coparelli'', the freighter that hauls the full of uranium that Dickstein plans to steal.hijack.


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* WorthyOpponent: Rostov regards Dickstien as ''almost'' his equal, but is certain that the KGB's resources and his own skills as TheChessmaster guarantee him victory.
6th Jan '14 10:16:20 PM darthpaul
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In 1968, Nathaniel "Nat" Dickstein, aka "The Pirate", is an Israeli Mossad agent tasked to secretly steal enough uranium for the Jewish state to produce its own nuclear bombs. He must accomplish this before Egypt can finish building its own bomb, which would surely be used to wipe Israel off the map. Dickstein's mission is complicated by opposition from his old acquaintances David Rostov and Yasif Hassan, once Oxford students, now spies like himself- one in the KGB, the other Egyptian Intelligence. Most dangerous of all, Dickstein falls in love- with the half-Arab Suza Ashford, who Nat's boss assumes is an enemy agent. Will Dickstein be able to get the uranium his country needs and still save the girl?


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In 1968, Nathaniel "Nat" Dickstein, aka "The Pirate", is an Israeli Mossad agent tasked to secretly steal enough uranium for the Jewish state to produce its own nuclear bombs. He must accomplish this before Egypt can finish building its own bomb, which would surely be used to wipe Israel off the map. Dickstein's mission is complicated by opposition from his old acquaintances David Rostov and Yasif Hassan, once Oxford students, now spies like himself- one in the KGB, the other Egyptian Intelligence. Most dangerous of all, Intelligence.

Along the way,
Dickstein falls in love- with the half-Arab Suza Ashford, who Nat's boss assumes is an enemy agent. Will Dickstein be able to get the uranium his country needs and still save the girl?




* [[spoiler:IntimateHealing: This is how Suza resolves Nat's frigidity, the result of the experiments he was forced to participate in while in the concentration camp.]]

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* [[spoiler:IntimateHealing: [[spoiler:IntimatePsychotherapy: This is how Suza resolves Nat's frigidity, the result of the experiments he was forced to participate in while in the concentration camp.]]
23rd Dec '13 5:10:25 PM darthpaul
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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Just before that, Dickstein went on one when he believed Suza had betrayed him.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Just before that, Dickstein went on one when he believed of these against Hassan, believing the Arab spy had turned Suza had betrayed him.to the Fedayeen cause. [[spoiler:He was wrong, as he soon found out.]]
23rd Dec '13 5:05:43 PM darthpaul
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* PocketProtector: Nat carries a lucky pocket watch worn by his grandfather. It stopped a bullet in WWI.


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* ShownTheirWork: The author goes into great detail on spycraft, the nuclear industry, and uranium, among many other things.


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* SpyVersusSpy: Versus spy, versus spy, versus spy......
23rd Dec '13 12:48:06 PM darthpaul
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In 1968, Nathaniel "Nat" Dickstein, aka "The Pirate", is an Israeli agent tasked to secretly steal enough uranium for the Jewish state to produce its own nuclear bombs. He must accomplish this before Egypt can finish building its own bomb, which, once completed, would surely be used to wipe Israel off the map. Dickstein's mission is complicated by opposition from his old acquaintances David Rostov and Yasif Hassan, who he met as Oxford students, now spies like himself- one in the KGB, the other Egyptian Intelligence. Most dangerous of all, Dickstein falls in love- with the daughter of his old Oxford professor, a half-Arab girl who Nat's boss assumes is an enemy agent. Will Dickstein be able to get the uranium his country needs, save the girl, and pull it all off secretly?

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In 1968, Nathaniel "Nat" Dickstein, aka "The Pirate", is an Israeli Mossad agent tasked to secretly steal enough uranium for the Jewish state to produce its own nuclear bombs. He must accomplish this before Egypt can finish building its own bomb, which, once completed, which would surely be used to wipe Israel off the map. Dickstein's mission is complicated by opposition from his old acquaintances David Rostov and Yasif Hassan, who he met as once Oxford students, now spies like himself- one in the KGB, the other Egyptian Intelligence. Most dangerous of all, Dickstein falls in love- with the daughter of his old Oxford professor, a half-Arab girl Suza Ashford, who Nat's boss assumes is an enemy agent. Will Dickstein be able to get the uranium his country needs, needs and still save the girl, and pull it all off secretly?
girl?




* AbusiveParents: Professor Ashford treats his daughter, Suza, as an {{Expy}} for his dead wife. Eventually she realizes that he treats her as a servant rather than a daughter, but it's rather too late by then.



* BadassBookworm: Nat looks like a shorter John Lennon, including the glasses, borrowed books even faster than he could read them, and both speaks and reads Hebrew. He can also snap necks.

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* BadassBookworm: Nat looks like a shorter John Lennon, including the glasses, borrowed borrows books even faster than he could read reads them, and both speaks and reads Hebrew. He can He's also a crack shot who can snap necks.



* ChekhovsGunman: Everyone Dickstein knew in 1948 comes back to either help or haunt him.

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* ChekhovsGunman: Everyone Dickstein knew in 1948 comes back to either help or haunt him. Almost literally in one case- Suza Ashford is almost the ghost of her mother, {{Lampshaded}} by multiple characters.



* DoubleAgent: Hassan works for both Egyptian Intelligence and the Palestinian Fedayeen. After Suza falls for Nathanial, she is forced to play [[DoubleAgent double agent]] when Hassan and her father, assuming she is loyal to the Arab side, want her to help Hassan foil Dickstein's uranium theft.

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* DoubleAgent: It's a spy thriller. Examples abound.
** Kawash is a highly placed operative in Egyptian Intelligence who is also feeding information to Pierre Borg.
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Hassan works for both Egyptian Intelligence and the Palestinian Fedayeen. Fedayeen.
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After Suza falls for Nathanial, she is forced to play [[DoubleAgent double agent]] when Hassan and her father, assuming she is loyal to the Arab side, want her to help Hassan foil Dickstein's uranium theft.


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* {{Expy}}: In-universe, Suza is seen by almost every man she meets as a younger version of her deceased mother, Eila.
23rd Dec '13 12:17:09 PM darthpaul
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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Dickstein goes on one when he believes Suza has betrayed him.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Just before that, Dickstein goes went on one when he believes believed Suza has had betrayed him.
23rd Dec '13 12:15:23 PM darthpaul
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* RoaringRampageOfRescue: Nat has to board the Russian spy ship ''Karla'' to rescue Suza.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Dickstein goes on one when he believes Suza has betrayed him.
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