By the time Nicholas Whistler arrives in Prague, it's too late to turn back. He's fallen into a trap and been compromised. Alone and running scared, his only thought is to get away - but he can't. He's now a spy, whether he likes it or not.
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Quite simply the best thriller writer around. (Spectator)
Fast-moving, exciting, often extraordinarily funny. (Sunday Times)
Brilliant. Don't miss it. (Observer)
Wonderful . . . Davidson manages to engage, thrill, occasionally terrify and is also often very funny indeed. (Peter Hitchens)
Stylish, ingenious and amusing . . . this first novel follows the fortunes of a young and amorous British gentleman named Nicolas Whistler who is inveigled into undertaking 'a small mission' in Czechoslovakia and soon finds himself enmeshed in intrigue and espionage. (New York Times)
So enriched with style, wit, and a sense of serious comedy that it all but transcends its kind. (New Yorker)
Nicolas Whistler, a jaunty young chap with a refreshingly direct - if perilously unworldly - view on life, gets embroiled in Cold War realpolitik. Witty and smart, but the tension is genuine enough. (Times / Sunday Times Crime Club)
A thriller which has lost nothing of its excitement and tension in the fifty-five years since it first appeared, but has of course gained the charm of what has become a period setting. (Shiny New Books)
Original, absorbing and wonderfully entertaining, this is the perfect introduction to the work of an ingenious author. (Lancashire Evening Post)
A nailbiting Cold War thriller from the author of the bestselling Kolymsky Heights.
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Book Description Arrow Books Ltd, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099415879
Book Description Arrow Books Ltd, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99415879