Old habits die hard - just like old enemies.
Ted Bailey thought his days as an Intelligence Operative were long gone. He wasn't expecting to be strong-armed back into action, especially not by his own side. But then Ted is the only person who has ever brushed with Berger, the KGB master-spy.
So Ted returns to the arena of international espionage and finds that little has changed. The spy game is just the same, even after twenty-five years. There's the same brutality. The same cold fear. The same violence and death. And the same choice of enemies.
A truly classic writer of espionage fiction. - Len Deighton
The best cold war espionage novels never really lose their punch: Allbeury, like le Carr?, is a master of the genre. - Publishers Weekly
The most consistently inventive of our novelists of espionage, the one that other thriller writers point to as the finest craftsman among them. - Guardian
He is certainly the most skilled narrator of what goes on behind the scenes of the undercover spy world, and - what is so splendid and welcome - he does it all with a superb economy of words. - The Bookseller - Eric Hiscock
Allbeury's novels have won a reputation not only for verisimilitude but for crisp, economical narration and high drama...there's no better craftsman. - Chicago Sun-Times
Mr Allbeury is a writer of espionage novels that soar far above the genre. - New Yorker - New Yorker
Certain things are constants, and Ted Allbeury is one. book after book, the prolific British writer of espionage tales has maintained a superior level. - New York Times - New York Times
Ted Allbeury is one of the best half-dozen writers of adventure and spy fiction. - Ted Willis
Ted Allbeury was a lieutenant-colonel in the Intelligence Corps during World War II, and later a successful executive in the fields of marketing, advertising and radio. He began his writing career in the early 1970s and became well known for his espionage novels, but also published one highly-praised general novel, THE CHOICE, and a short story collection, OTHER KINDS OF TREASON. His novels have been published in twenty-three languages, including Russian. He died on 4th December 2005.
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