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The unfortunate Englishman, John Lawton

Label
The unfortunate Englishman
Title
The unfortunate Englishman
Statement of responsibility
John Lawton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Having shot someone in what he believed was self-defence in the fog of 1963 Berlin, Wilderness finds himself locked up with little chance to escape. But an official pardon from Burne-Jones, a senior agent at MI6, means he is free to go although forever in Burne-Jones's debt. His return to London is brief, when another assignment from Burne-Jones puts him into the line of danger again. His newest operation will take him back to Berlin, where he spent several years working the black market while employed by MI6 after the war, and which is now the dividing line between the West and the Soviets. Khrushchev and Kennedy are playing a game of chicken, gambling with the fate of millions of German lives. On August 13, 1963, barbed wire is laid down, separating the Soviet controlled sectors from the rest of the city. This wire will become a wall. With an old paramour at threat in the divided city, and the inscrutable Khrushchev developing plans for something which could change the fate of the Cold War forever, Wilderness is thrust into matters well beyond his control. And meanwhile, MI6's new man in Moscow has to improvise some quite unusual techniques in order to get the information he needs
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1949-
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Lawton, John
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Joe Wilderness
Series volume
2
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  • Private investigators
  • Spies
  • Cold War
  • Berlin (Germany)
Target audience
adult
Label
The unfortunate Englishman, John Lawton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780802123992
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a145765
  • (Sirsi) a145765
Label
The unfortunate Englishman, John Lawton
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780802123992
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a145765
  • (Sirsi) a145765

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