'First-class stuff' - Gavin Lyall
In a building just like The White House, deep inside Russia, a man is provided with top-secret CIA briefing documents, American newspapers, radio and television programmes.
His training will continue until he can think exactly like the President of the United States of America, and know how he will react in a crisis. A crisis the Kremlin has already set in motion...
Allbeury's people are real in the sense that Greene's or Maugham's are ... a near-to-tears suspenseful climax. - The Times - H.R.F. Keating
Ingenious and frightening... Allbeury's story escalates to a thrilling, agonising climax - Sunday Express
Considerable expertise and imaginative power - Observer
Really hair-raising... His plot continued to intrigue me long after I put down the book... events move to a gripping conclusion. - Irish Independent
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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