A thriller concerning a blackmail campaign aimed primarily at western VIPs and intelligence officers. The story opens in Istanbul with the death of a minor British agent, Claybrook. Although his death is accidental, it embroils MoD troubleshooter Eric Blaines in a campaign of blackmail..
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Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004731600
Book Description William Collins Sons & Co., London, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Published by William Collins Sons & Co. Book is in very good plus condition, with nice black cloth covers, clean crisp pages and a tight binding. Light overall wear, minor crease to spine length. Jacket is also solid, with minor corner and edge wear, moderate rubbing to covers and a mylar cover for protection. Bookseller Inventory # 911266
Book Description Collins, London, 1988. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. 1st Edition. VG, Shelfwear, spine crease, stain, abrasion, foxing/VG+, Edgewear, indentations, mild soiling. Espionage thriller. Expanded condition report/digital photo on request. Bookseller Inventory # 028786
Book Description Collins Crime, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 000358
Book Description Collins, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. This is a signed, fine first edition, first impression in a fine dust wrapper. There are no marks, faults or inscriptions of any kind. The only writing is the author’s neat signature to the title page. The book is tight, white and square. The black boards are pristine as is the gilt lettering to the spine. The unclipped dust wrapper is complete and perfect. The colours are vibrant. The original price of £11.95 remains. The dust wrapper is now protected by a removable, acid free acetate sleeve. The book presents as new and unread. Mr Taylor is one of the UK’s most supremely talented authors. He attended Cambridge University where he took a degree in English before becoming a writer after a spell at the University of London. He is probably best known for his Bergerac novels. However, with due respect to our Channel Island’s sleuth, Mr Taylor is a writer of much greater talent and diversity than is perhaps evident in that series of five books. Mr Taylor has won a plethora of awards including the Cartier Diamond Dagger, the most prestigious British award for general excellence in writing. ‘Blacklist’ is the second novel in the ‘Blaines Trilogy’. Set in the murky world of espionage at the Ministry of Defence, our hero, Eric Blaines, is a suitably murky character. Ostensibly a fixer of awkward situations his amoral approach and constant indigestion lead him to consider any solution as satisfactory. However, being blackmailed takes him into hitherto unchartered territory. Once again Mr Taylor has turned his hand to a new genre with conspicuous success. Many have described ‘Blacklist’ as a masterpiece; it is certainly our reviewer’s favourite. The UK first edition is unaccountably rare; this is only the second signed copy we have encountered. In quite lovely condition, this book will be a worthy addition to any library or collection. The images you see are high resolution scans of the actual book you will receive. It will be dispatched via The Royal Mail in protective packaging. We do not charge postage to buyers within the UK. Those from outside the UK are asked to contact us before purchasing. We offer a 7 day no quibble full refund if the item is not as described and shown. Extra scans are available on request. We have most of Mr Taylor’s novels in our catalogue. We welcome enquiries. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 1734