Ross Thomas: Twilight at Mac's Place (USA 2003)
From the Publisher:
In Twilight at Mac's Place, the quiet death of an aged spy triggers a desperate race to control his memoirs, which threaten to reveal Cold War secrets many would prefer stayed secrets. When the spy's estranged son receives the then dizzying sum of $100,000 for all rights to the work, he is properly dizzied. He is also smart enough to seek the help of veteran Cold Warriors McCorkle and Padillo, owners of a D.C. bar called Mac's Place that is both a capital landmark and a nest of intrigue.
Ross Thomas: Twilight at Mac's Place. Introduction by T. Jefferson Parker. Thomas Dunne Books, ISBN: 0312315848 (December, 2003), 310 p., $13.95.