Tremor Of Intent - Anthony BurgessWilliam Heinemann, 1966, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Leans a touch. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Tanning to the blanks and pastedowns. Pages lightly age-tanned, a little more heavily so at the margins. A nice copy.
From the cover: “Readers can take Anthony Burgess’s new novel on any level they like — as a Secret Service entertainment gone wild (even with fashionable bits of James Bond debunking), as a serious study of the reasons why men defect from the West to Russia, as an examination of the morality of espionage, as sex, as violence, as fantasy, as comedy, as a Chinese box full of surprises. On the surface you have the story of the last mission of Hillier, a British agent stationed in Yugoslavia and sent — with the bribe of a retirement bonus — to bring back to England his school friend Roper, who has become one of the scientific brains of the Soviet Union. A luxury cruise ship gives him more than his fill of sex and gluttony, as well as violence and treachery, but it also brings him love. In a Black Sea port come the hair-raising surprises, a bolus of treachery and killing which only the strongest stomach can keep down. And then, in Istanbul, we have the pay-off with Mr. Theodorescu, international secret information monger.
Size: 8" x 5¼"
Number of Pages: 240
Cover Art By: Larry Learmonth
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