Muir's Gambit: The Epic Spy Game Origin Story


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Montrose Station Press LLC
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6.0 X 9.0 X 1.06 inches | 1.64 pounds

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About the Author

After a degree in Novel Writing from University of Southern California under PEN/Faulkner winner T.C. Boyle, Michael Frost Beckner began in the entertainment industry as the writing assistant to Academy Award winner Barry Levinson on Good Morning, Vietnam and Rain Man.In 1989, Michael Frost Beckner's script for Sniper launched a military-thriller franchise now in production on its eighth sequel. Three consecutive record-breaking spec script sales and three films later, Tony Scott directed Beckner's original screenplay Spy Game. An international blockbuster that paired Robert Redford and Brad Pitt as CIA partners and rivals, it is now a classic in the espionage genre.Branching into television with his CIA-based drama The Agency for CBS, Beckner's pilot predicted Osama bin Laden's terror attack and the War on Terror four months before 9/11. In that series alone, Beckner would go on to predictively dramatize three more international terror events. Having penned more than twenty-five pilots for network and cable television, miniseries and docudramas, and dozens of original motion picture screenplays, adaptations, and rewrites, he is a Hollywood institution.As a commentator on American espionage, Beckner has appeared on CNN, Fox News, CBS News, TF1 in France, and as a featured guest of Bill Maher on HBO.Michael Frost Beckner makes his home with his family in the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains in Los Angeles, California.


Praise for Muir's Gambit

"5 out of 5 stars. Michael Frost Beckner's taut spy thriller Muir's Gambit follows a CIA attorney and a legendary spy as they engage in a battle of wits... A multilayered narrative...spanning decades, piles of secrets, the men's sordid pasts, and the race toward the truth...gritty and tense..." Foreword Clarion Reviews

"Tony Mendez and I have been fans of Michael Frost Beckner's work for many years. From Spy Game, through the Aiken Trilogy of Spy Game books: Michael's writing takes you into the intricacies of the cat and mouse aspects of spying, and the choreography of working on the street in other cultures. We have always been two of his most enthusiastic readers!" Jonna Mendez, former CIA Chief of Disguise

"Michael Frost Beckner is the rarest of spy novelists, a beautiful and compelling writer who also has a mastery of tradecraft and a deep understanding of how espionage really works." Joe Weisberg, former CIA Officer and Emmy winning creator of The Americans

In a nutshell, the mythology of Nathan Muir is nothing short of epic, and nothing he says or does should be ignored. Electric from the get-go, Beckner's sequel is a supercharged fireball, a raging inferno of action and thrill." RECOMMENDED, The US Review of Books

"Muir's Gambit is part fast-paced thriller, part intricate cat-and-mouse confessional between two spies consumed by lives of betrayal and vengeance; everyone should be reading this!" Michele McPhee, best-selling author, Emmy-nominated investigative journalist, and award-winning columnist

Praise for Beckner & Spy Game:

"Michael Frost Beckner serves up a judicious blend of showy action, political intrigue, ticking-clock suspense, and intramural CIA one-upmanship for mainstream entertainment." Variety

"You can set off a million firecrackers, but if you don't have a story to tell, you have nothing but smoke... Michael Frost Beckner's electrifying script is a thinking man's thriller... A real adrenaline blast... I loved it!" Robert Redford, from Robert Redford: The Biography by Michael Feeney Callahan

"A chess game...laid out on the real world of espionage." Brad Pitt, Slam

"It's policy versus heart... Will challenge you in ways you haven't been challenged before." Tony Scott, Director Spy Game

"Trades in the kind of shadings and moral quandaries that have been the meat and drink of Le Carré." The Boston Globe

"A taut...timely...intelligent thriller." The Washington Post

"Asks tough, unflinching questions about America's responsibility to maintain world peace-and the price we are willing to pay in order to accomplish that." The Miami Herald

"Enormously satisfying." San Francisco Chronicle

"Pretty, gritty, engrossing and fun." The Oregonian