For his massive political donations, Bud Fulmer is named the U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James. To mark their pride, Bud and his wife Pandora plan to throw the biggest July 4th bash ever and invite every major celebrity. Naively, they believe security can be ordered up like an extra brigade of caterers. Ned French, whose intelligence training screams in protest, is assigned to protect the embassy. Inevitably, Muslim fundamentalists surface with an ingenious plan. It is up to Ned to anticipate every danger and keep up the gala's pretense of gaiety. Adding to the excruciating tension are sexual subplots among agents and lovers. Combining classic spy tale and night-time soap opera, Embassy roars along steaming with excitement. In his 20th novel, Waller ( Dog Day Afternoon ) offers a realistic fiction of geopolitical savvy and crackling entertainment. Barbara Conaty, Medical Coll. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
In Waller's (Dog Day Afternoon) political thriller, the U.S. Embassy in London is targeted for a terrorist attack during its Fourth of July festivities. PW noted that "numerous subplots work to mixed effect but the climactic pages justify the effort."
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0070679444