The Tristan Betrayal

The Tristan Betrayal

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In the fall of 1940, the Nazis are at the height of their power - France is occupied, Britain is enduring the Blitz and is under threat of invasion, America is neutral and Russia is in an uneasy alliance with Germany. Stephen Metcalfe, the younger son of a prominent American family, is a well-known man about town in occupied Paris. He's also a minor asset in the US's secret intelligence forces in Europe. Through a wild twist of fate, it falls to Metcalfe to instigate a bold plan that may be the only hope for what remains of the free world. Now he must travel to wartime Moscow to find, and possibly betray, a former lover - a fiery ballerina whose own loyalties are in question - in a delicate dance that could destroy all he loves and honours.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 160 x 234 x 52mm | 898.13g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • ORION
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752857479
  • 9780752857473

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'Master storyteller' is what they say in the advance publicity for the latest high-powered ripping yarn from Robert Ludlum, and who could disagree with that? He knows how to tell them, does Mr Ludlum, having had plenty of practice since he published The Scarlatti Inheritance back in 1971, and 23 books later he is still going strong, cranking up the narrative tension like the old pro he undoubtedly is. So here we are in 1940 in enemy occupied Paris and one Stephen Metcalfe, American man about town, has a plan to save the free world from Nazi tyranny. And away he goes to Moscow to track down a ballerina who was once his lover whom he must betray in order to carry out his plan. In 30 years, Ludlum has sold 220 million books.show more

About Robert Ludlum

After a successful career in the theatre, Robert Ludlum launched his career as a bestselling writer with THE SCARLATTI INHERITANCE in 1971, the first of twenty-three consecutive international bestsellers.show more

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