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Lawton, John | Old Flames | First Edition Copy
Old Flames | Lawton, John | First Edition Book


 
OLD FLAMES by John Lawton
FIRST EDITION HARDCOVER BOOK


First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dustjacket. 1996 NY: Atlantic Monthly Press ISBN 9780871138644
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OLD FLAMES by John Lawton - FIRST EDITION BOOK

It is April 1956 at the height of the Cold War: Khrushchev and Bulganin, leaders of the Soviet Union, are in Britain on an official visit. Chief Inspector Troy of Scotland Yard, son of a distinguished Russian emigre, is assigned to be Khrushchev's bodyguard and to spy on him. Soon after, a Royal Navy diver is found dead and mutilated beyond recognition in Portsmouth Harbor. What was he doing under the hull of Khrushchev's ship and who sent him there? Is the corpse that of Arnold Cockerell, a furniture salesman with a mysterious source of income and a bizarre fetish for scuba gear, or did Cockerell fake his own death to escape an unknown nemesis? And what did Khrushchev mean when he leaned over at the dinner table and whispered, "Do It"?"

Troy embarks on an investigation that takes him to the rotten heart of MI6, to the distant days of his childhood, and into the dangerous arms of an old flame, Larissa Tosca, late of the U.S Army, later still of Khrushchev's KGB. As the mystery of Cockerell deepens - was he a spy or a red herring? agent or double agent? - inexplicable murders begin following Troy wherever he goes, and now they are getting closer and closer to home.

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