'A writer of espionage novels that soar far above the genre' - New Yorker
In Washington, in London, in Berlin, very different men confront a future they distrust and despise. In the years since the end of the Cold War, true power seems to have shifted from their nations' natural leaders to a gaggle of irresponsible journalist's and self-seeking politicians, cynically manipulating news and public opinion to their own ends.
These men have not forgotten the lessons of five decades of clandestine struggle. And when a long-dead spy's secrets resurface, they see an opportunity.
But can any man, no matter how well-meaning, seize the reigns of power without endangering the very way of life he seeks to protect?
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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