'The best in his field since Buchan' Observer
Another superbly crafted Middle Eastern adventure by the author of the classic Rogue Male
They called the organisation World Opposition. Its aim was a world where the State no longer existed and where the individual controlled their own destiny.
Their headquarters were called Kasr-el-Sittat - meaning fortress of the holy women - and their leader was the strange and beautiful Elisa Cantemir. For her, no method was too ruthless, no human life too valuable, compared with the aims of the organisation.
Only one man knew their real aims and opposed them. And he was desperately in love with Elisa Cantemir.
Geoffrey Household was a prolific novelist of political thrillers and suspense stories, most notably the classic ROGUE MALE, which, THE TIMES recently declared, 'remains as exciting and probing as ever'. He was as widely travelled as the settings of his books suggest: after graduating from Magdalen College, Oxford, with a first in English literature he worked abroad for twenty-five years, and served in British Intelligence during World War Two in Greece and the Middle East. He married twice and eventually settled in the English countryside with his wife and three children.