Feb 1807 - Sep 1809 The Roger Brook stories continue with his saga through the years 1807-1809. Napoleon is at the height of his powers. By now the complete autocrat, lusting for more power, he had warred against Prussia, Austria and Hanover, struck through Poland, towards the Baltic and into Russia. The needless wars were bleeding France white. Roger Brook, still the most valuable and resourceful of secret agents, moves amongst the centres of power of Europe and beyond, and owing to mischance and intrigue is carried to Turkey, Persia, Portugal and Brazil. But, interwoven with the historical pattern, runs the thread of Roger's passionate involvement with the lovely Lisala de Pombal - a woman as licentious as she is beautiful - who plays her part in leading him from one desperate situation to another.
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Dennis Wheatley (1897 - 1977) was an English author whose prolific output of stylish thrillers and occult novels made him one of the world's best-selling writers from the 1930s through the 1960s. Wheatley was the eldest of three children, and his parents were the owners of Wheatley & Son of Mayfair, a wine business. He admitted to little aptitude for schooling, and was expelled from Dulwich College, London. In 1919 he assumed management of the family wine business but in 1931, after a decline in business due to the depression, he began writing. His first book, The Forbidden Territory, became a bestseller overnight, and since then his books have sold over 50 million copies worldwide. During the 1960s, his publishers sold one million copies of Wheatley titles per year, and his Gregory Sallust series was one of the main inspirations for Ian Fleming's James Bond stories. During the Second World War, Wheatley was a member of the London Controlling Section, which secretly coordinated strategic military deception and cover plans. His literary talents gained him employment with planning staffs for the War Office. He wrote numerous papers for the War Office, including suggestions for dealing with a German invasion of Britain. Dennis Wheatley died on 11th November 1977. During his life he wrote over 70 books and sold over 50 million copies.
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Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1969. hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP82603399
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003237478
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1969. Book Condition: Good. Good condition book with like DJ. Boards are clean with minor wear. Content clean with bright pages and a solid binding. Good DJ with light edge wear namely small closed tears and chipping to spine ends. Bookseller Inventory # 9999-9993002305
Book Description Hutchinson, 1969. Book Condition: Good. Dust jacket has some tape support to edges with creases - under a plastic covering. Boards and pages are clean and bright with little wear. Bookseller Inventory # 9999-9993231503
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. First Edition. D/W shelf-worn, many white marks on the front, creases along top edge,numerous creases and marks on the back,not price-clipped.Book red boards, reading wear, page edges tanned, contents clean. Bookseller Inventory # 008110
Book Description Hutchinson., 1969. Book Condition: Good. Hard Cover. Book-Good; sunned. Bookseller Inventory # 1813132
Book Description Hutchinson, 1969. Book Condition: Good. Light wear to boards, gilt lettering to spine, content clean and sharp, solidly bound, good DJ with some edge wear and small tears at edges. Bookseller Inventory # 9999-9996106412
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1969. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. First Edition. 8 x 5.25 inches. No marks or inscriptions. No creasing to covers or to spine. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards, very slightly dusty page edges and no bumping to corners. 511pp. Historical fiction with Roger Brook set in Napoleon's time. We do not use stock photos, the picture displayed is of the actual book for sale. Every one of our books is in stock in the UK ready for immediate delivery. Bookseller Inventory # 011753
Book Description Hutchinson, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. jacket is shelf rubbed, creased and price clipped. old tape residue. tanning, foxing, soiling and marks. ownership inscription. fair copy.[S.K]. Bookseller Inventory # ojgs
Book Description Hutchinson, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. First edition. First printing. SUitable for a gift. Very good hardcover with very good dust jacket in new Brodart jacket. Unmarked, bright and clean with square and tight binding. Enjoy reading with a real book in your hands. Shipping from North Carolina. Dedicated to delighting our customers. Delivery confirmation provided on all domestic orders. Happy to ship to international locations. Consider expedited shipping - just a little more moves your purchase a lot faster. Digital photos available on request for any book. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000039488