A Spy's Life
Robert Cope Harland ended his career as a British spy in an Austrian hospital, after being tortured and beaten by Czech security agents in the last days of the communist regime. He was young enough then to find a new life with the Red Cross and then with the UN. Twelve years later his UN plane crashes in mysterious circumstances at La Guardia airport, New York and Harland is the only survivor. Unwittingly he is pulled into a world of relentless intrigue - and back into his old profession. A spy's life, once blighted by the Cold War, is now threatened by the equally ruthless forces of modern espionage.
- Audio cassette
- 106 x 139 x 33mm | 240g
- 05 Jul 2001
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
- Abridged edition
'Porter has woven a spy genre of his own which rivals the best of Le Carre: surely Robert Powell's fine narration can be but a stepping stone to a film?' -- Rachel Redford OBSERVER
About Henry Porter
Henry Porter has written for most national broadsheet newspapers. He was editor of the Atticus column on the Sunday Times, moving to set up the Sunday Correspondent magazine in 1988. He contributes commentary and reportage to the Guardian, Observer, Evening Standard and Sunday Telegraph. He is the British editor of the American magazine Vanity Fair and divides his time between New York and London. Robert Powell won many awards for this portrayal of Jesus in Franco Zeffirelli's Jesus of Nazareth. Further TV appearances include the BBC serial Jude the Obscure, The Detectives and the children's drama Merlin and the Crystal Cave. Films include Harlequin (best actor award), and Imperative (best actor award 1982), Mahler and The Thirty Nine Steps.