?Charles McCarry is the best modern writer on the subject of intrigue,?? wrote P.J. O'Rourke, and Time magazine has declared that ?there is no better American spy novelist.?? Related as a collection of dossier notes written by the five characters, The Miernik Dossier reveals a complicated web in which each spins his or her own deception: each is a spider, and each is a spy. The Miernik Dossier is a thoroughgoing masterpiece.