Set during the civil war in Mexico, this is the story of Slattery, a retired cavalry officer who offers his services to Pancho Villa, and who is forced to become a spy. John Harris has written many novels including "The Sea Shall Not Have Them" and "Picture of Defeat".
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John Harris, wrote under his own name and also the pen names of Mark Hebden and Max Hennessy. He was born in 1916 and educated at Rotherham Grammar School before becoming a journalist on the staff of the local paper. A short period freelancing preceded World War II, during which he served as a corporal attached to the South African Air Force. Moving to the Sheffield Telegraph after the war, he also became known as an accomplished writer and cartoonist. Other 'part time' careers followed. He started writing novels in 1951 and in 1953 had considerable success when his best-selling ‘The Sea Shall Not Have Them’ was filmed. He went on to write many more war and modern adventure novels under his own name, and also some authoritative non-fiction, such as ‘Dunkirk’. Using the name Max Hennessy, he wrote some very accomplished historical fiction and as Mark Hebden, the 'Chief Inspector Pel’ novels which feature a quirky Burgundian policeman. Harris was a sailor, an airman, a journalist, a travel courier, a cartoonist and a history teacher, who also managed to squeeze in over eighty books. A master of war and crime fiction, his enduring novels are versatile and entertaining.Review:
'A master of the gripping adventure yarn' -- The Daily Telegraph
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Book Description Century Hutchinson, London, 1989. Black Leatherette Boards. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Romantic adventure story set against the explosive background of the Mexican Civil War. Spine very slanted, backstrip creased, left hinge loose, remains of date stamp label to front endpaper, and some corners creased, otherwise good copy. Unclipped DJ has protective clear cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 001306
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