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FOR THE GOOD OF THE STATE (AUTHOR SIGNED)

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ISBN 10: 0892962240 / ISBN 13: 9780892962242
Published by Mysterious Press, New York, NY, 1987
Condition: Fine+ Hardcover
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260 pp; Author signed limited edition and hand numbered 109 out of 250 copies in slipcase, a pristine copy in slipcase that has very mild shelf wear. ; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 91131

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Title: FOR THE GOOD OF THE STATE (AUTHOR SIGNED)

Publisher: Mysterious Press, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine+

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing.

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In this spy thriller enriched with scholarly and literary trivia, the plot hinges on interdepartmental rivalry in the British intelligence establishment. The rivalry is played out against a backdrop of Polish dissident groups and aging Soviet spies, and Price captures the essential isolation of spies from the real world and from any clear foreign policy goals. However, there's a lot of romantic nonsense about the Polish national character; one of the half-Polish British spooks, Sir Thomas Arkenshaw, is embroiled in a struggle between his stolid British and hot-blooded Polish genes. Nevertheless, the book is well written and has some good dialogue. Best of all, the bureaucrat who concocted that plot against his rivals finds it exploding in his face. Even in the spy world there's still some justice. Louise A. Merriam, L.E. Phillips Memorial P.L., Eau Claire, Wis.
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