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Honey Trap [Paperback]

Clive Egleton


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Oct. 26 2003

Adam Zawadzki is a Queen`s Messenger with a lackluster army career and making what should be a routine delivery to Costa Rica.So, when he is kidnapped, tortured and brutally murdered it is both surprising and shocking to the SIS, the British agency charged with finding out why and for what he was murdered. SIS Peter Ashton is unable to find anything in the Messenger`s own background that would warrant the murder but his investigations keep prompting suggestions - from within his own organization and without - that Ashton take care not too look too closely at the death. But an innocent housewife is killed during a botched London suburbs and it`s connections to the case render the case urgent.He uncovers a baffling chain of intimidation and bribery with a most unusual set of characters: a Cuban national who was once second-in-command in Castro`s spy service, a Turkish assassin, and a low-level civil servant in the passport office.Now he somehow piece together these unlikely characters and the chain of events before yet more innocents die. Fast-moving, complex, and deeply suspenseful, The Honey Trap is Clive Egleton at the very top of his form. AUTHORBIO: Clive Egelton has extensive personal experience in the intelligence and counterespionage fields and is widely regarded as one of the finest thriller writers in the classic form.He is the author of twenty-seven novels, most recently Blood Money and Dead Reckoning.He lives on the Isle of Wight

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Coronet Books (Oct. 26 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340834331
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340834336
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 11.2 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 222 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,108,340 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

The cold war is over, but men like Peter Ashton of the British SIS still face extraordinary dangers as they confront multinational terrorism that can strike anywhere, at any time, with powerful weapons. And in the world of spies, counterspies, traitors, double agents and backbiting bureaucrats convincingly described by Egleton, the dangers from one's friends seem as great as from one's enemies. Ashton, featured in many of the prolific Egleton's novels (Dead Reckoning; etc.), is detailed to investigate the grisly murder of a Queen's Messenger in Costa Rica. To uncover the hydra-headed monster lurking behind that torture killing, Ashton will have to explore links among terrorists as diverse as the IRA, the KGB, Turkish Cypriots and a former Cuban intelligence officer. A combination of inspired deduction, hard (and very clever) spade work and good luck are almost offset by the handicaps Ashton faces from either deliberate or incidental obfuscations within the SIS and its allies. Egleton offers some riveting dramatic passages while making the necessarily plodding investigative process both entertaining and informative. Ashton is smooth, likable, bright and perfectly willing to ruffle the feathers of his superiors if it will inch him closer to a solution. All in all, Egleton provides great entertainment, and if the novel's conclusion strains credulity, with Ashton always in the right place at the right time, it isn't enough to diminish the pleasure of the journey.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Library Journal

Series star Peter Ashton, British spy, investigates a brutal murder in Costa Rica and possible duplicity in his own organization. An exciting descent into a murky world of intrigue, violence, and murder; suitable for all collections.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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