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Friends and traitors : an Inspector Troy novel
Friends and traitors : an Inspector Troy novel
Lawton, John, 1949-2017
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"It is 1958. Chief Superintendent Frederick Troy of Scotland Yard, newly promoted after good service during Nikita Khrushchev's visit to Britain, is not looking forward to a Continental trip with his older brother, Rod. Rod was too vain to celebrate being fifty so instead takes his entire family on "the Grand Tour" for his fifty-first birthday: Paris, Siena, Florence, Vienna, Amsterdam. Restaurants, galleries and concert halls. But Frederick Troy never gets to Amsterdam. After a concert in Vienna he is approached by an old friend whom he has not seen for years--Guy Burgess, a spy for the Soviets, who says something extraordinary: "I want to come home." Troy dumps the problem on MI5 who send an agent to de-brief Burgess--but the man is gunned down only yards from the embassy, and after that, the whole plan unravels with alarming speed and Troy finds himself a suspect. As he fights to prove his innocence, Troy finds that Burgess is not the only ghost who returns to haunt him"
Imprint:
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017
Collation:
341 pages : 1 illustration ; 24 cm.
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ISBN:
97808021270689780802189219 (invalid)
Dewey class:
823.914
Language:
English
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Sandringham Library ExpressFiction CrimeLAWTIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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