"Sallis investigates the cynical, violent, sophisticated world of modern espionage with authority and originality. His adult view of spies and their world has all the delicious ambiguous atmosphere, the complexity of plot and character we expect from Graham Greene or John le Carre - and it goes like a bullet train. Sallis is a superb writer and this is his best novel yet!" -- Michael Moorcock
"Vivid and strange, with prose like blown glass, Death Will Have Your Eyes
is somehow equal parts Borges and Trevanian's Shibumi
. I was enthralled." -- Jonathan Lethem
From the Back Cover
David (as he's currently known) was a member of an elite corps of spies trained during the coldest days of the Cold War. But those days are long gone and for nine years he has been an ordinary, upstanding citizen...Until, that is, a phone call in the middle of the night awakens him. The only other known survivor of that elite corps has gone rogue. They need David to stop him.
What ensues is an existential cat-and-mouse game played out across the board that is the American landscape. Haunting, visceral, and utterly magnificent, Death Will Have Your Eyes is a novel about spying in the way that All The King's Men is a novel about politics - ultimately, its agents spy into that enigma known as the human condition.