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A Defector in Place based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Equal to Ludlam and LeCarre but easier to follow. Written by Ken Tolliver author of 5 GTC this book is full of espionage and adventure with romance thrown in to titilate the reader. Emotions are taken on a roller-coaster ride with turns and twists that lead to an unexpected ending. This is a book you won't want to put down and when you're finished reading it, you'll want to share it with a friend.
In his new novel, A Defector in Place, Kenneth Tolliver once again brings us into the smoothly brutal world of espionage. From the deceptively mild tension of the opening interview to the shattering conclusion, the reader's imagination is inexorably conducted through a kaleidoscopic roller-coaster of violent deception relieved by scenes of tenderness and tough truth. Tolliver handles the twists and turns of his plot so skilfully that the reader is usually surprised but never confused. The plot is accurately described in the title: our protagonist is sent to manage a defector in Place, a Soviet embassy officer who can furnish useful information; the machinery of such an operation, with its risks and the security devices it must outwit, are clearly and suspensefully set forth. Tolliver has richly performed the promise of his earlier novel of espionage, 5 GTC. He gives us a good read, in a story that stays with us long after we have absorbed it.