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by Simon and Schuster, 16 January 2016. ISBN-978-0-85720-971-9 (PBO)
Paul Dark, a double
agent thought to have died in Finland in 1969, breaks cover several years later
when his new life is shattered by the kidnap of his partner, Claire, and their
son Ben.As he struggles to understand
what has happened, he discovers that he is not the only person in the
relationship with a secret past.He
himself is arrested but escapes; Interpol circulates his photograph and he is
recognised by former colleagues and enemies, including British agent Rachel
Gold, who had never been completely convinced by the reports of his death.
In Rhodesia Ian
Smith and his colleagues are trying to retain control of the country in the
face of demands for majority black rule.Dark’s search for his family ultimately leads him to railway dining car
49, perched on the Victoria Falls Bridge, where the South African government
has organised a meeting of representatives from the various factions involved
in the attempts to resolve the conflict.
has received information from a defecting Russian spy, which suggests that all
is not well within the British Secret Service.She also heads for the Victoria Falls, her aim being to bring Dark in.
The research that
has gone into creating this fascinating and gripping story never intrudes on
the plot as it moves swiftly through the 1960s and 1970s, using the relatively
recent events of the period to provide the framework for the novel.The author weaves fiction with history, taking
the reader on a vivid journey from the northern climes of Finland to the heat
and dust of Southern Africa, encountering both historical figures and
believable fictional characters along the way.
books by the author:Paul Dark series - Free Agent , Song
of Treason, The Moscow Option; Dead Drop: The True Story of Oleg
Penkovsky and the Cold War's Most Dangerous Operation;News of Devils: The Media and Edward Snowden
Jeremy Dunsis the author of the Paul Dark
spy novels, published by Simon & Schuster. His first novel, Free Agent, was one of the Daily
Telegraph's 'Thrillers of the year' in 2009, and received praise from William
Boyd, Eric Van Lustbader and David Morrell. The Times called the second book in
the series, Song of Treason
(originally published as Free Country),
'a masterly excursion back to the bad old days of the Cold War', while The
Guardian said it was 'a treat for fans of traditional Len Deighton-style spy
thrillers'. The third Dark novel, The
Moscow Option, was published in 2012, and was followed by Dead Drop (titled Codename: Hero in the
US), a non-fiction investigation of the MI6-CIA operation to run Colonel Oleg
Penkovsky. The fourth Dark novel, Spy Out
The Land, was published in early 2016. Jeremy lives in the Åland Islands.
Jo Hesslewood. Crime fiction has been my
favourite reading material since as a teenager I first spotted Agatha Christie
on the library bookshelves.For
twenty-five years the commute to and from London provided plenty of reading
time.I am fortunate to live in
Cambridge, where my local crime fiction book club, Crimecrackers, meets at
Heffers Bookshop .I enjoy attending
crime fiction events and currently organise events for the Margery Allingham