"A master thriller and a remarkable portrait of a twisted character." —Time
For Arthur Rowe, the trip to the charity fête was a joyful step back into adolescence, a chance to forget the nightmare of the Blitz and the aching guilt of having mercifully murdered his sick wife. He was surviving alone, outside the war, until he happened to win a cake at the fête. From that moment, he is ruthlessly hunted by Nazi agents and finds himself the prey of malign and shadowy forces. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Alan Furst.
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For Arthur Rowe the charity fête was a trip back to childhood, to innocence, a welcome chance to escape the terror of the Blitz, to forget twenty years of his past and a murder...Then he guesses the weight of the cake, and from that moment on he?s a hunted man, the target of shadowy killers, on the run and struggling to remember and to find the truth.From the Back Cover:
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Book Description Viking Adult, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11067047682X