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Cross of Fire - Colin Forbes

Pan, 1992, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Dust wrapper has slight discolouration in places, not unpleasant. Text complete, clean and tight.

From the cover: “Tweed faces imminent catastrophe as one murder follows another. Bob Newman, foreign correspondent, flies to discover the sinister secret of Bordeaux. He meets General Charles de Forge — pseudo-de Gaulle and commander of a huge army. Has he walked into a trap? Savage riots break out in France, calling for expulsion of foreign elements. The mob brandishes blazing Crosses of Lorraine. Europe trembles. Is a new Reign of Terror about to assume power? Who is the mysterious enemy destabilizing the continent? What part is played by Lord Dawlish in his mansion near Aldeburgh and the weird marshes? By de Forge’s flamboyant English mistress, Jean Burgoyne? By Isabelle Thomas, fiery girlfriend of the murdered Carey? There are new victims. Who is the ghost-like strangler, Kalmar? Other characters appear in the tangled web Tweed struggles to unravel. Captain Victor Rosewater, British Army officer, husband of the dead Karin; the ruthless Major Lamy; Lieutenant Berthier — sighted in Aldeburgh. The action sweeps from Britain to Switzerland, Germany, France. Tweed races to Paris, becomes the key to saving Europe — collaborating with the French Premier, the German Chancellor. Or is he too late? Events move at breakneck speed. Tanks begin to roll. Paula and Newman are in great danger. Assassination is the spark exploding crisis into catastrophe. The Cross of Fire erupts into a volcanic inferno.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 552
ISBN: 0330321684
Cover Art By: David Scutt

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