In this thrilling sequel to The Endless Game the hero, Alec Hillsden, struggles to keep peace while he unveils an unforgettable cast of double agents, moles, dupes, and unsung heroes in the world of international espionage and politics. "In the best tradition of John LeCarre."--New York Times Book Review. HC: Random House.
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In post-Thatcher England, the devious new Labor prime minister, Toby Bayldon, has packed the Cabinet with ultra-leftists and announced plans to ban all U.S. nuclear missiles from Britain. Bayldon is a puppet of Moscow through his Communist babysitter, a double agent named Control. Enter English spy Alec Hillsden, last met in The Endless Game , now falsely accused of murdering a British Foreign Office bigwig. A defector in Leningrad with a pregnant Russian wife, Hillsden stumbles onto Bayldon's secret plan to turn Britain into a Communist state. Hillsden attempts to smuggle a revelatory manuscript to a fellow spy in London, but time is running out, bodies keep dropping, and both he and an ex-colleague are dupes of the Russians. Although this scenario smacks of political paranoia, Forbes's tightly plotted, literate thriller is a fast read, nicely stuffed with such elements as homosexual betrayal, Libyan terrorists, a Hollywood schlock film producer, hijacking and abduction.
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