'Infinitely seductive, sophisticated and authentic, finely conceived, perfectly written; a masterwork by an exceptional novelist' Alan Furst, author of Blood of Victory. Paul Christopher, a-crack ex-intelligence agent, has disappeared. Months later his ashes are delivered by a Chinese official to the American consulate in Beijing. But his cousin Horace, also an ex-agent, is not convinced Christopher is dead and decides to enlist the help of five other retired colleagues. Beginning with a photograph of a woman's hand holding a centuries-old scroll, once in the possession of the Nazis and now sought by the American government, the old boys' search takes them around the globe in their hunt for the truth. 'Thank God McCarry has written another book. I've been waiting years to find out what happened to that old boy Paul Christopher' Elmore Leonard. 'Every admirer of the superior espionage novel had given up hope that McCarry would write again. But he has - and it's McCarry in top form! Old Boys is as politically wise as any novel written in recent years'