The Diplomatist

The Diplomatist

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  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 124.46 x 218.44 x 22.86mm | 362.87g
  • Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
  • Bath, United Kingdom
  • Large type / large print
  • Large Print edition
  • 0745193684
  • 9780745193687

Review Text

The author of Visa to Limbo (1979) and The Money Men (1981) brings back clever Willy and Amanda Smith (The Martello Tower, 1987), who help their Prime Minister fight off a gang of terrorists intent on dishonoring the P.M.'s wife. Those terrorists from Nameless Middle Eastern Countries, you just have to watch them like a hawk. And even when you know they're up to something, you've got to deal with all that bureaucratic red tape before you can lock them up. Fortunately for Prime Minister Clement Saint John, he has The Executive Board - clever fellows like Willy Smith with special skills so helpful in those cases where a bit of extra-governmental assistance can be nice. And Adam Khoury, the bankrupt ambassador of a bankrupt Nameless Middle Eastern Country, presents such a case. Ambassador Khoury has accepted a large fee from the Maghrebi, a powerful terrocrat, for the elimination of an expatriate doctor, and then bungled the job. In order to smooth things over with his employer, Mr. Khoury agrees to take the lead role in the public humiliation of Prime Minister Saint John's handsome, unfaithful wife, who herself recently humiliated the inept, would-be assassin. The Executive Board knows that Khoury and the Maghrebi are up to something, but they don't know what until Khoury, his squad of loathsome terrorists, Prime Minister and Mrs. Saint John, and the Smiths all run into each other at a charitable country fete. Sophisticated characters in a fast-moving, slick, and amusing thriller. (Kirkus Reviews)
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