WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY IAN RANKIN.
In a small continental country civil war is raging. Once a lecturer in medieval French, now a confidential agent, D is a scarred stranger in a seemingly casual England, sent on a mission to buy coal at any price. Initially, this seems to be a matter of straightforward negotiation, but soon, implicated in murder, accused of possessing false documents and theft, held responsible for the death of a young woman, D becomes a hunted man, tormented by allegiances, doubts and the love of others.
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WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY IAN RANKIN
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1981. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140018956
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