Agent of the Devil - Hans HabeWhite Lion, 1973, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a triangular crease and tear to the head of the upper panel, again but smaller to the lower panel, faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy of this uncommon edition.
First in this edition. [First: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. , 1958]
From the cover: “George Droste was a spy: a double, sometimes even a double-double agent. He would sell anything to anyone for money: secrets, lies, his own imaginings, what they most wanted to hear — anything. And often, coincidentally, the lives of others.
Yet, in the end, he discovered a treachery greater than his own, and a deceit which even he could not stomach.
He discovered, too, that yesterday’s concepts have lost their meaning. That war and peace no longer depend upon the will of generals, or politicians, or peoples. That espionage is an irrelevance, and that science has declared war on the globe.
Hans Habe has written many thought-provoking novels. This is undoubtedly one of his best.”