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The Venetian Affair (1963)

by Helen MacInnes

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I loved the Venetian atmosphere. I've been to Venice and it is a great setting for skullduggery. It got slow in spots but when the action was going it was very interesting. There were too many vague statements about Communists being bad. I would have liked some historical details about the Stalin era. ( )
  BonnieJune54 | Aug 7, 2012 |
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While on assignment in Paris and Venice, an American journalist works desperately to expose Communist espionage activities. Fenner burned Rosenfeld's message, reminding himself wryly that he was behaving in the very best tradition. This was a game not too difficult to learn, he thought. A game' A game in deadly earnest. A vacation in Venice that was grim business. A girl constantly beside him who wasn't his. How the hell had he walked into this upside-down world' Where, he wondered suddenly, would Venice lead'… (more)

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