Old Flames

Old Flames

Book - 1996
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Brilliantly evoking the intrigue of the Cold War and 1950s London, John Lawtons thrilling sequel to "Black Out" takes Inspector Troy deep into the rotten heart of MI6, the distant days of his childhood, and the dangerous arms of an old flame: Larissa Tosca, late of the U.S. Army, later still of the KGB. It is April 1956, and an official visit to Britain by Soviet leaders Khrushchev and Bulganin is unexpectedly interrupted when a mutilated body is found under the hull of Khrushchevs ship in Portsmouth Harbor. Is the dead man a Royal Navy diver or the corpse of Arnold Cockerell, a furniture salesman with a mysterious source of income? As the mystery deepens, the inexplicable murders continue, leading Troy to an unforgettable discovery.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c1996.
Edition: 1st American ed. --
ISBN: 9780871138644
0871138646
Characteristics: 416 p.

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SFPL_danielay Aug 01, 2015

Post-war Britain is a sad and melancholy place in this mystery. You can almost smell the wet wool and tea but you'll find yourself quickly drawn into the story of a Royal Navy diver who may or may not be a spy.

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May 19, 2015

this is a great series ..the setting is historically true and inspector Troy is a character of great depth.

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