More short stories about the deceptively harmless but sometimes lethal pair of agents, Calder and Behrens, who are also met in ‘Game Without Rules’. Calder lives in Kent with a golden deerhound named Rasselas, whilst Behrens lives with his aunt and keeps bees. No one suspects they are in fact agents for the British security services and that, if necessary, they are prepared to kill. The first story deals with Behrens pre-Calder days inside wartime Germany, and the adventures progress through time to the late twentieth century. Ruthless in defence of the Crown, friends and those deemed innocent, but equally ruthless in disposing of wrongdoers and enemies of the state, the conclusive nature of which is arrived at through logic and reasoning. A lovable lethal pair!
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Born in Lincolnshire, England, Michael Francis Gilbert graduated in law from the University of London in 1937. He first spent some time teaching at a prep school, which was followed by six years serving with the Royal Horse Artillery. During World War II he was captured following service in North Africa and Italy, and his prisoner-of-war experiences later led to the writing of the acclaimed novel Death in Captivity in 1952. After the war, Gilbert worked as a solicitor in London, but his writing continued throughout his legal career. In addition to novels, he wrote stage plays and scripts for radio and television. He is, however, best remembered for his novels, which have been described as witty and meticulously plotted espionage and police procedural thrillers, but which exemplify realism. Much of Michael Gilbert’s writing was done on the train as he traveled from home to his office in London.
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