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Hammer to Fall
    

Hammer to Fall (Library Binding, Large type / large print edition)

By Lawton, John

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    27 Jan 21

It's London, the swinging sixties, and by all rights MI6 spy Joe Wilderness should be having as good a time as James Bond. But alas, his postings are more grim than glamorous. Luckily, Wilderness has a knack for doing well for himself even in the most unpromising postings, though... this has gotten him into hot water in the past. A coffee-smuggling gig in divided Berlin was a steady money-maker but things went pear-shaped when he had to smuggle a spy back to the KGB instead. In the wake of what became an embarrassing disaster for MI6, Wilderness is reprimanded with a posting to remote northern Finland, under the guise of a cultural exchange program to promote Britain abroad. Bored by his work, with nothing to spy on, Wilderness finds another way to make money, this time by smuggling vodka across the rather porous border into the USSR. He strikes a deal with his old KGB pal Kostya, who explains to him there is, no joke, a vodka shortage in the Soviet Union, following a grain famine caused by Khrushchev's new agricultural policies. But there is something fishy about why Kostya has suddenly turned up in Finland--and MI6 intelligence from London points to a connection to the mining of cobalt in the region, a critical component in the casing of the atomic bomb. Wilderness's posting is getting more interesting by the minute, but more dangerous too. Moving from the no-man's-land of Cold War Finland to the wild days of the Prague Spring, and populated by old friends (including Inspector Troy) and old enemies alike, Hammer to Fall is a gripping tale of deception and skullduggery, of art and politics, a page-turning story of the always riveting life of the British spy.
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ISBN 9781432880934
Released NZ 27 Jan 2021
Publisher Thorndike Press Large Print
Format Library Binding, Large type / large print edition
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Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 27 Jan 2021

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ISBN-13 9781432880934
Stock Release date is 27 January 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 27 Jan 2021
Publisher Thorndike Press Large Print
Imprint Thorndike Press Large Print
Released 27 Jan 2021
Publication Country United States United States
Format Library Binding, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Lawton, John
Category Not specified
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Dewey Code 823.914
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Large type books
ONIX Text General/trade

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