It is 1943 and Naples has been looted by the Allies and Axis powers alike, its priceless art treasures coveted by some of the most corrupt criminal minds in Europe. But under the orders of Field Security, Tom Pugh must save the paintings of Detto Banti, no matter what the cost. In this tantalising read, one man stands against a tide of wilful destruction and greed, trying to save a past for the people of Naples' future.
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John Harris, who also wrote under the pen names of 'Mark Hebden' and 'Max Hennessy' was born in 1916. He authored the best-selling and later filmed The Sea Shall Not Have Them, a story of survival and rescue from World War II, which continues to be periodically screened on TV. He was a sailor, an airman, a journalist, a travel courier, a cartoonist and a history teacher. During the War Harris managed to serve with two air forces and two navies. After turning to full-time writing, he wrote adventure stories, war novels, political thrillers, and also created a sequence of crime novels around the quirky French Chief Inspector Pel, centred primarily in Burgundy, but occasionally Paris and elsewhere. Harris was unusually versatile and wide ranging as an author. Epics such as China Seas, which deals with human tragedy, war and revolution in an authentic historical setting, and the three trilogies written under the pseudonym Max Hennessy - one of which, the Kelly Maguire series which commences with Lion at Sea, being amongst the finest modern war-at-sea stories written - along with African adventure novels, wide-ranging crime, mysteries and historical fiction, guarantee a whole library of diverse and entertaining reading full of dry wit and gripping prose.
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1988. Book Condition: Very Good. N/A. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP64118175
Book Description Hutchinson, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Book Club edition In VERY GOOD condition, nice and clean overall, dispatched daily from the UK Daily dispatch from UK warehouse. This book is in VERY GOOD overall condition, showing only light signs of previous ownership. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002884170
Book Description Hutchinson. Hardcover. Book Condition: POOR. Noticeably used, showing heavy wear to cover and pages. Might have notes, underlining and or highlighting. Accessories such as CD, codes, and dust jackets may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2549094895
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First edition first printing of one of the last novels by this author. Light spine slant. In near fine / near fine condition. Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # 13827
Book Description Guild Publishing, 1988. Hardback with Dust Jacket. Book Condition: As New. Published by Guild Publishing in 1988. Hardback with Dust Jacket, 301 pages. The book is in almost perfect condition. The book may have been read previously and may show slight signs of wear. The book is in perfect condition although it has been read before. Cover, pages, text tidy and excently clean-NO marks of anyform is in this bookCorners slightly abraded.Cover slightly scuffed around edges.Internally very good. Bookseller Inventory # 55085
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Book Description Arrow Books, Limited, London, United Kingdom, 1988. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st UK Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 011198
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1988. Gebundene Ausgabe. 320 Seiten Seiten und Schnittkanten nachgebräunt, Namensaufkleber auf Seite 1 2868 Sprache: Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 11892
Book Description Guild First VG/VG edgewear 301pp 9 x 5 5 470g, 1988. Set in Italy during the Second World war this novel focus's on the search for stolen Italian painting's looted both by German troops and criminals who found it easy to operate among the confusion of war. Bookseller Inventory # 5508