'A fine job. Tight, professional, and rather moving.' - Kirkus Reviews
'Routine surveillance, nothing special' - Commander Bailey's brief from Special Branch seems simple enough. But it leads to a sudden, bloody suicide.
Piece-by-piece, Baily uncovers the history of a courageous special agent aiding the French Resistance during WWII. But the agent's loyalties are fatally divided. Thirty years on, in a quiet flat in south London, the final, tragic act of the drama takes place...
I've been reading all his stuff and am most impressed. He has had personal experience in the Intelligence racket and it shows - the books are authentic and most exciting - Desmond Bagley
A really affecting tale of love and hate going back to the Resistance as occupation ends. A driving storyline, leanly authentic writing - The Times - H.R.F. Keating
Fans should rejoice... his prose is always a joy to read - simple, unaffected, flowing with a calm certainty - New York Times Book Review
A grimly realistic story of patriotism, treachery and fierce courage of men and women who defy torture and death - Daily Telegraph
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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