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Fellowship of Fear (1982)

by Aaron Elkins

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Back in the Cold War, a visiting professor gets caught up in the paranoia and craziness of Russian spies trying to get secrets from US bases in Europe.

Brought back lots of memories of my own about that sort of thing.

The mystery was okay, and I liked the main character a lot. ( )
  majkia | Jan 2, 2017 |
Good first effort, fortunately later books in this interesting series are less scattered. More travelogue than mystery. ( )
  jamespurcell | May 8, 2016 |
Interesting, action-packed book, but more espionage oriented than mystery oriented. I'll give him another try; hopefully book number 2 will be better. I did enjoy the anthropological information very much. ( )
  grundlecat | Feb 3, 2014 |
This mystery is the introduction of Doctor Gideon Oliver, anthropologist extraordinaire who has a job teaching some courses to interested people at several European military bases run by NATO. Somehow he gets involved in transporting secret infoRmation to the KGB. Actually the how is pretty obvious from the first chapters, but the who what where and why is an interesting adventure. ( )
  Condorena | Apr 2, 2013 |
FELLOWSHIP OF FEAR is the first Gideon Oliver novel and it's totally delightful.

Oliver is all excited that his stint as a visiting fellow will enable him to visit Europe for the first time. Suddenly, he's enmeshed in an international spy chase and being attacked by masked strangers and saved by equally mysterious strangers and he discovers that both previous visiting fellows met an untimely end.

Thus is Gideon Oliver's career as a criminal investigator par excellence born. Bewildered by almost everything outside his professional scope, amazingly uncanny about anything related to his profession, he's a beguiling and likeable lead character. I look forward to reading lots more of the series. ( )
  MaddieBloom | Apr 17, 2011 |
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The first novel featuring Gideon Oliver, "The Skeleton Detective."

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Gideon Oliver, linguistics expert and professor of physical anthropology at Heidelberg University, finds himself caught up in a mystery involving murder, secret agents, international intrigue, and espionage.

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