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The Twentieth Day of January: The Inauguration Day thriller

Ted Allbeury

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Fiction, Crime & mystery

A spookily prescient espionage thriller from one of the masters of the genre, first pubished in 1980.

A spookily prescient espionage thriller from one of the masters of the genre. What if the Soviet Union gained control over the US Presidency?

SIS agent James Mackay fears that this may already be happening when he realises the newly elected president's press secretary is a former communist radical with links to the KGB.

When the witnesses who support his suspicions are systematically eliminated, MacKay must race against time to prove that the President-Elect is not his own man before Inauguration Day and avoid a national catastrophe.

'When I say Ted Allbeury knows where the bodies are buried I mean it literally.' - Len Deighton, author of The Ipcress File.

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Praise for The Twentieth Day of January: The Inauguration Day thriller

  • A spymaster's dream caper is played out in this gem of a love letter to Cold War espionage fiction - Publishers Weekly

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Ted Allbeury

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.

For more information visit www.hodder.co.uk/ted-allbeury

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