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The Company of Strangers

Wilson, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0002326698 / ISBN 13: 9780002326698
Published by Harcourt, Inc., 1990
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0002326698 SIGNED British first edition, first printing. Signed on the inside title page by author. Published by Harper Collins in 1990. Contains numberline 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. Virtually no wear to jacket. Jacket is NOT price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Fine condition with no bumps or marks. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark. Oversize and heavy items may require additional postage. ; Signed By Author. Bookseller Inventory # 5008280

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Title: The Company of Strangers

Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Karl, a young intelligence officer, arrives in Hitler's East Front HQ committed to the cause, but finds himself implicated in the assassination of a minister and presiding over the debacle of Stalingrad which decimates his family. Damaged and working as a double agent, he is transferred to Lisbon - his brief, to save his country from disaster. Andrea, an Oxford mathematics graduate, is drafted into the Secret Service in the summer of 1944, and her first assignment is Lisbon, where the traffic in industrial diamonds giving the Nazis the tools to maintain their rocket-launching programme in Britain. Lisbon in 1944 houses as many spies and informers as it does ordinary citizens. And in the torrid July heat the endgame to the Iberian intelligence operation begins. Three Secret Services manouevre around each other, and Karl and Andrea are thrown together in a night of violence and intrigue. Berlin 1965: Andrea is sent to this schizophrenic city from London, where the Secret Service is reeling from the Philby affair. The Stasi are mountjng a fearsome counter-intelligence operation and she suddenly finds those desperate days in Lisbon replayed in the viral cold of a Berlin January, but this time she's not sure whose side she's on.

About the Author:

Robert Wilson has spent several years in West Africa, and he drew on this experience for his Bruce Medway novels. He and his wife now live in Portugal, where The Company of Strangers is partly set.

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