Mystery Martin Sylvester A Dangerous Age

ISBN 13: 9780747400295

A Dangerous Age

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9780747400295: A Dangerous Age

When William Warner, a wine merchant, is shot at by a sniper, he is determined to find out who tried to kill him and why

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Wine merchant William Warner (last seen in A Lethal Vintage ) is taking a postprandial walk on Dartmoor when someone shoots at him. He succeeds in outwitting his pursuer, who dies in a bog after implying that there are others out to get Warner. While trying to determine why anyone would want to kill himthere could be some connection with his wartime commando trainingWarner turns for aid to his mistress, journalist Ginny Duff-Jones, and for information to his old school friend, Edward Dundas of the Department of Industry. Deciding not to involve the police, Warner's investigations lead to a mysterious industrialist, Walter Loewenfeld, whose company, Protoplastics, has highly automated factories that seem suspiciously immune to industrial unrest. Action switches to Wales and France, and violence and death ensue before Warner can uncover the secret behind the attempts on his life; he is rescued from a perilous situation by his understanding French wife, Claudine. While Warner is not a particularly likable character, and his relationships with women seem primarily to involve past, present or future sex, Sylvester writes a colorful tale, with good suspense and local color. The quotations from Clausewitz that head each chapter are a bit pretentious.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal:

Wine merchant and amateur sleuth William Warner ( A Lethal Vintage ) narrates in a civilized tone that somewhat belies his own behavior. Shot at and then disturbed by an intruder in his London home, he opts not to call the police but confides in his mistress, concocting in his mind some kind of plot involving chemical warfare and the Ministry of Defense. As he sleuths, he juggles his mistress, accommodating second wife Claudine, business trips to Wales and France, and various run-ins with the bad guys. The caddish narrator's own thoughts often hinder the flow, but overall not a bad addition to the series.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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MARTIN SYLVESTER
Published by PENGUIN (1988)
ISBN 10: 0747400296 ISBN 13: 9780747400295
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