After witnessing a murder, Antony Moore finds himself plunged into a conspiracy whose roots are in the heart of the British government. Fleeing to Canada, he finds that even there he is not safe, as he is chased across the frozen snowfields of Ontario by unknown pursuers.
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A story in which the hero, Harry Seddall, must deal with his ambiguous loyalties as well as the conspiracies and intrigues of the political superpowers. This he must do to prove he is capable of controlling the violent and cynical world that surrounds him.From Publishers Weekly:
Two baffling calamities befall playwright Anthony Moore while he is sailing home to England from France. First, he witnesses a man being murdered aboard ship. The next day, someone accosts Moore, grabs the manuscript of his new play and tosses it overboard. Moore's apprehension increases when, on landing, he meets Hary Seddall, an unkempt but cunning British Home Office official who is investigating the murder. A policeman alerts Moore to Seddall's unscrupulousness, but the playwright gamely puts these concerns aside when he leaves for Canada to adapt Dickens's Bleak House for a theatrical production. Moore's affable collaborator, Bruce Baldwin, and his comely wife, Sandy, warmly welcome him, yet Moore's elation vanishes when his apartment is burglarized, and unknown assailants kill Bruce shortly afterward. Assisted by the enigmatic and seemingly ubiquitous Seddall, Moore and Sandy try to solve these crimesplus the kidnapping of a wealthy Canadian businessmanand the trail leads to a beautiful Italian terrorist and her menacing uncle. Despite some spirited action, the novel becomes extremely confusing as it moves toward its improbable finale.
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Book Description Holt, NY, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. This is a New and Unread copy of the first edition (1st printing). Bookseller Inventory # 047085
Book Description Henry Holt & Co, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0030080029
Book Description Henry Holt & Co, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0030080029