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Intrigue

Dead Man Falling
February 16, 2017

Intrigue


T RIESTE 1952. Johnny Fedora, a debonair British secret agent, knew he had only one week to prevent the Communists taking over Trieste - if he could stay alive to find the dreaded political genius Panagos, whose acumen for anarchy had left a trail of bloody revolution across the continent.

In a relentless race against the clock, Johnny finds: a dead man's last message, a beautiful woman falling into his arms, a hidden photograph … and three unknown women whose initials spell out an A B C code. But Johnny also finds that in the murderous, kill-or-be-killed world of international espionage, learning one’s ABCs is not quite enough when the game is deadly and the stakes are sky high.

Ingenious and utterly unpredictable, Intrigue is a journey back in time to post-war Europe and to an age in espionage before the dawn of computers and high-tech gizmos. A tale of deception and murder, desire, intrigue and betrayal, Intrigue will keep you spellbound until its shattering climax.

“Desmond Cory delivers yet again a near-perfect mystery novel, written with intelligence and laced with wit, mystery and suspense.”

Winner of Sunday Times' Best Crime Novel of the Year


 
A FIRST-CLASS BRITISH MYSTERY &THRILLER: sophisticated, intelligent and gripping. Provocative and unpredictable, Intrigue is a journey back in time to post-war Europe and to an age in espionage before the dawn of computers and high-tech. A tale of deception and murder, desire, seduction and betrayal that will keep you spellbound until its shattering climax.

Suspenseful action full of surprises and twists. Winner of the Sunday Times' Best Crime novel of the year, Desmond Cory delivers yet again a near-perfect mystery novel, written with intelligence and laced with wit, mystery and suspense.

Cory's writing style is fresh, intelligent and vivid. The book is an international classic and has been enjoyed for the past 60 years. I doubt if later spy novels in the 007 James Bond vein, will ever supercede this skillfully written work. The reader finds impeccable command of language, well-formulated plot and watertight subplots that do not slip secrecy, contributing authentic suspense value right through, to the end.

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“Johnny Fedora is the ‘thinking man’s James Bond’ who spends his life dealing with the cold-bloodiest bastards on this earth”.

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