Title: Double crossing
Publisher: Distributed by Harper & Row
Publication Date: 1980
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition.
Signed by Author 0936906030 Author's first novel. This hardcover book is square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. Signed by the Author on the title page and inscribed as follows: "To Dr. T______S____ one of the people to whom this novel is dedicated". Bookseller Inventory # 003178
Synopsis: "A spectacular twist on the old Iron Curtain escape."-Library JournalA tightly plotted international intrigue. Russian doctor's desperate bid for freedom-a pageturner and a passionate defense of man's right to be free. "Well-crafted. I congratulate Holzer on finding her true voice the first time out."-Harry Crews "High suspense, good writing, believable characters-splendid espionage."-Mary Higgins Clark"This novel has everything going for it: devious plot, vivid and multidimensional characterizations, and judicious selectivity. Double Crossing succeeds both as dandy entertainment for the general reader and as a subtle novel of ideas. The novel's story is one man's lifelong ambition to flee the Soviet system to the West. Its theme is man's profound need for personal liberty. Ms. Holzer beautifully integrates her theme with carefully chosen and impeccably researched details."-Robert Bidinotto, Boston Herald"A masterfully written, well-crafted novel, Erika Holzer's Double Crossing is a sensitive, realistic depiction of the human condition in Soviet Russia and East Germany, played against the backdrop of man's endless quest for freedom."-Jim Finnegan, Manchester Union LeaderErika Holzer's Double Crossing is very good - superior by first-novel standards. She has something important to say, and she says it in the mode of the serious thriller. The material is carefully researched, the plotting intricate and taut."-John Dunlop, American Spectator"Double Crossing, a first-rate novel, may be read as a 'page-turner' suspense/escape story, but for lovers of serious art, it will become, as well, the kind of deeply moving experience only serious fiction can offer. That Erika Holzer imaginatively entwines suspense and seriousness is her most stunning achievement."-Alexandra York, Aristos"Once in a while a novel of comp
About the Author: Novelist-journalist Erika Holzer (Cornell, NYU Law), with husband Hank, in the 1960?s represented Ayn Rand?whose mentoring sparked Holzer?s literary career. First novel Double Crossing (Putnam) combines espionage and human rights, earning high praise from Mary Higgins Clark, Phyllis Whitney, Harry Crews. Eye For An Eye, Holzer?s second acclaimed suspense novel, explores vigilantism ? ?an American Clockwork Orange? (Nelson DeMille).
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