Contraband

Contraband

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by Dennis Wheatley
     
 
'Before there was James Bond, there was Gregory Sallust.' Tina Rosenberg, Salon.com
Contraband is the first in Dennis Wheatley's bestselling Gregory Sallust series featuring the debonair spy Gregory Sallust, a forerunner to Ian Fleming's James Bond.

Gregory Sallust is a British Intelligence agent; a self-reliant thrill seeker with a

Overview

'Before there was James Bond, there was Gregory Sallust.' Tina Rosenberg, Salon.com
Contraband is the first in Dennis Wheatley's bestselling Gregory Sallust series featuring the debonair spy Gregory Sallust, a forerunner to Ian Fleming's James Bond.

Gregory Sallust is a British Intelligence agent; a self-reliant thrill seeker with a love of adventure and a weakness for women.

As Sallust enjoys a holiday in France before starting a new mission, he is intrigued by a beautiful woman in a casino. Captivated by the elusive Sabine, he follows her to a rendezvous with a mystery airman at midnight. The next morning, Sallust finds himself under attack and, although he escapes danger, Sabine disappears.
Returning to England, Sallust discovers a ring of smugglers orchestrating the dispatch of heavy bombers with contraband goods. When he discovers that an inspector from Scotland Yard is also on the case, and that Sabine may be involved, his loyalties are torn.

In a thrilling start to the Gregory Sallust series, Contraband is a story of international intrigue where planes flit by night to secret landing grounds, and near-death experiences are masterfully stretched to nail-biting conclusions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781448212712
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
10/10/2013
Series:
Gregory Sallust , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
342,326
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Dennis Wheatley was an English author whose prolific output of stylish thrillers and occult novels made him one of the world's best-selling writers from the 1930s through the 1960s.

Wheatley was the eldest of three children; his parents were the owners of Wheatley & Son of Mayfair, a wine business. He admitted to little aptitude for schooling, and was expelled from Dulwich College, London ? in 1919 he assumed management of the family wine business but in 1931, after a decline in business due to the depression, he began writing.

His first book, The Forbidden Territory, became a bestseller overnight, and since then his books have sold over 50 million copies worldwide. During the 1960s, his publishers sold one million copies of Wheatley titles per year, and his Gregory Sallust series was one of the main inspirations for Ian Fleming's James Bond stories.

Wheatley served in the Army, Navy and Air Force during the two World Wars and had a lifelong passion for studying history and the Black Arts. He was married twice and had one son by his first wife.
Dennis Yates Wheatley (1897 ? 1977) was an English author whose prolific output of stylish thrillers and occult novels made him one of the world's best-selling writers from the 1930s through the 1960s. His Gregory Sallust series was one of the main inspirations for Ian Fleming's James Bond stories.

Born in South London, he was the eldest of three children of an upper-middle-class family, the owners of Wheatley & Son of Mayfair, a wine business. He admitted to little aptitude for schooling, and was expelled from Dulwich College. Soon after his expulsion Wheatley became a British Merchant Navy officer cadet on the training ship HMS Worcester.

During the Second World War, Wheatley was a member of the London Controlling Section, which secretly coordinated strategic military deception and cover plans. His literary talents gained him employment with planning staffs for the War Office. He wrote numerous papers for the War Office, including suggestions for dealing with a German invasion of Britain.

Dennis Wheatley died on 11th November 1977. During his life he wrote over 70 books and sold over 50 million copies.

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Contraband 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
TJK55 More than 1 year ago
Gregory Sallust is kinda an old school (early 1900) Mitch Rapp type character. Loved the part when they went back to retrieve the parachute used in an op. because of it's cost! Refreshing read, hope BN puts more of this author's work on the $1.99 day sales.
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