'Truly a classic writer of espionage fiction' - Len Deighton
Johnny Grant was a British Intelligence agent in Ethiopia in 1941. The operation went south, his cover was blown and he was given 48 hours to leave the country.
Over forty years later he returns as a professional photographer working on a magazine feature, or so he believes.
Behind the exotic sets and beautiful models, British and Russian Intelligence forces battle for control of the coastline, one of the gateways to Africa. When Johnny falls in love with Aliki Yassou, girlfriend of one of the top Russians, his past begins to catch up with him.
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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