The Semonov Impulse - James MeldrumWeidenfeld & Nicolson, 1975, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Slight shelf wear at edges of DJ.
When the Israeli government finally decreed an end to the long, retributive search for German war criminals, Josef Budzinski, and other hunters, were put out to pasture. Then he receives news that Joachim Schmidt, the butcher of Layerhausen, has been spotted - in Bulgaria. Budzinski and a few friends mount a desperate operation to kidnap Schmidt and bring him at last to justice. But the plan fails bloodily and Budzinski, grief-stricken and isolated, finds himself on the run, pursued by the Israeli intelligence, the police of many countries…and the KGB.Budzinski travels to London where he has an idea. There is time only for a single piece of swift action, dictated by The Semonov Impulse, a daring kidnap of the famous Russian gymnast, Katya Semonov.