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Friends and traitors / John Lawton.

Author/Creator:
Lawton, John, 1949- author.
Publication:
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
341 pages ; 24 cm.
Edition:
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Series:
Lawton, John, 1949- Inspector Troy thriller.
An Inspector Troy novel
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Subjects:
Troy, Frederick (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Troy, Frederick (Fictitious character).
Form/Genre:
Spy fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Fiction.
Spy stories.
Suspense fiction.
Spy stories.
Historical fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Summary:
"It is 1958. Chief Superintendent Frederick Troy of Scotland Yard, newly promoted after good service during Nikita Khrushchev's visit to Britain, is not looking forward to a Continental trip with his older brother, Rod. Rod was too vain to celebrate being fifty so instead takes his entire family on "the Grand Tour" for his fifty-first birthday: Paris, Siena, Florence, Vienna, Amsterdam. Restaurants, galleries and concert halls. But Frederick Troy never gets to Amsterdam. After a concert in Vienna he is approached by an old friend whom he has not seen for years--Guy Burgess, a spy for the Soviets, who says something extraordinary: "I want to come home." Troy dumps the problem on MI5 who send an agent to de-brief Burgess--but the man is gunned down only yards from the embassy, and after that, the whole plan unravels with alarming speed and Troy finds himself a suspect. As he fights to prove his innocence, Troy finds that Burgess is not the only ghost who returns to haunt him"-- Provided by publisher.
Other format:
Online version: Lawton, John, author. Friends and traitors
ISBN:
9780802127068
0802127061
9780802189219
OCLC:
987491686
Publisher Number:
99974099150