Volume 50 in the Agatha Christie Collection (1951) Limited edition of 1000 copies worldwide
Baghdad is the chosen location for a secret superpower summit. Unfortunately the word is out, and an underground organisation in the Middle East is plotting to sabotage the talks.
Into this explosive situation skips Victoria Jones, a girl with a yearning for adventure who gets more than she bargains for when a wounded agent dies in her hotel room. Now, if only she could make sense of his final words: ‘… Lucifer… Basrah… Lefarge… ’
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‘A very human heroine, whose powers of invention, like those of her creator, never fail her’
Times Literary Supplement
‘All in all, the most satisfactory novel in some years from one of the most satisfying of novelists.’
New York Times
‘The action is rapid and profuse, the characters are astonishingly real, and the author’s style remains far more lucid and persuasive than that employed by the vast majority of her colleagues. Altogether one of the year’s most agreeable contributions to the spy-and-counterspy diversion’
This fast-moving and intriguing tale of world politics centres around Victoria Jones, an impetuous young lady whose chance meeting with Edward Goring in a London Park leads her to follow him to Baghdad. There she is recruited by Mr Dakin of the Intelligence Service, who asks her to undertake a secret mission for him. Despite the grave danger to her life Victoria relishes her assignment. But how does Edward fit in with what she has discovered and can she really trust him - or indeed any of the others she becomes embroiled with?
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Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002060406
Book Description Collins / The Crime Club, London, 1980. Hard Cover. Book Condition: VG-. Dust Jacket Condition: F-. Reprint. VG-/F-. 8vo. original blue boards gilt (ex-library with rsms, labels etc. to outer leaves, rsm to tail edge, small stain to fore-edge, else clean & crisp) in dustwrapper (edges a trifle rubbed); pp. 288 (last blank). A very good reading copy in a clean dustwrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 009693