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by Bill James
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 189934473X, Paperback)Known for his British procedurals featuring detectives Harpur and Iles, James introduces a new protagonist of mixed black-and-white parentage named Simon Abelard. Recruited into the `Outfit' (British Intelligence) as a token but then rapidly advanced on his own merits, Simon now finds his spying abilities in less demand. Here, he tracks ex-pal and treacherous co-worker Julian, who has stolen a pile of money from some revenge-minded drug traffickers. Along the trail, Simon finds more than one body and makes more than a few mistakes. Marked by exceptionally dry humor, pontifical observations on espionage, and masterly plotting, this should appeal to fans of intrigue."" Library Journal. ""Best of all, the marvelously mordant wit that makes every new James book a must is present in abundance."" Publishers Weekly.
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"Simon Abelard - black Oxford graduate from Cardiff's dockland - was recruited by British Intelligence to be a spy. But since the Berlin Wall came down he finds that he's working as a glorified cop." "Then Abelard is given the dangerous job of 'bringing back' a colleague who's changed sides. But Julian Bowling has not defected to the Russians, the Chinese or the Iraqis. Instead, he took advantage of his security service training to become a big time crook. Now, he's taken millions of dollars belonging to the crooked syndicate he helped create, and the ruthless drug-dealers he robbed are after his blood." "As the bodies begin to pile up, Abelard finds himself fighting not only for his own life, but for the lives of his loved ones."--BOOK JACKET.
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