A Cold War thriller in which a member of the SIS hunts a killer, the Janus man, working on Moscow orders across the borders of Europe and back to England. By the author of LEADER OF THE DAMNED and HEIGHTS OF ZERVOS.
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Steven Pacey s extensive work in the West End includes the role of Alec in Dolly West s "Kitchen", Stanley in "The Birthday Party", Hamish in "Things We Do for Love", and Bertie Wooster in "By Jeeves "for which he earned an Olivier Award nomination. He was also directed by Harold Pinter in his successful productions of "Celebration "and "The Room". Pacey has appeared in numerous television roles, including Tarrant in "Blake s 7", and has made over three hundred radio broadcasts.From Publishers Weekly:
This novel was a bestseller in England, leading one to question current British standards for spy thrillers. British spymaster Tweed thinks one of his four European section chiefs is a double agent and possibly a sadistic mass murderer. Tweed treks to Germany, where one of his top agents was killed, obviously betrayed by the traitor. The Russians and East Germans, hoping to kill Tweed, lead him to Lubeck, home of mysterious philanthropist Dr. Berlin. Deliberately using himself as bait to flush the two-faced "Janus," Tweed is saved from assassination in Lubeck only with the help of British agent Bob Newman. Eventually Tweed uncovers a Russian plotfostered by a tough-talking Gorbachevto flood England with heroin, which the Soviets assume will destroy the country. The interminable comings and goings of Tweed and Newman, one in England, the other in East Germany, are chronicled in clumsy prose, often like a bad translation ("She moved agilely but with grace.") and unintentionally funny "Cunning as a fox, Markus Wolf."). The unlikely plot and pat solution are matched only by Tweed's phlegmatic dialogue: "We can't afford the scandal. England can't. Mass murderer a senior chief in the SIS. Not on, Bob." Forbes wrote Cover Story and Terminal.
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