Passport to Peril

Passport to Peril

by Robert B. Parker
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Passport to Peril by Robert B. Parker


Decades before Robert Brown Parker began writing his books about Spenser, a man named Robert Bogardus Parker (1905-1955) penned this extraordinary novel of post-war intrigue.  

From the corridors and compartments of the Orient Express to the shadowy, ruined streets of Budapest – which he saw firsthand as a foreign correspondent during World War II – Parker takes you on a nightmare tour of a land where life is cheap, old hatreds run strong, and a couple of Americans can find themselves in more danger than they ever imagined. 

With all the immediacy of the wartime dispatches Parker filed from Turkey, Danzig, Warsaw, and Bucharest and all the authority of a man who himself spent three years crossing borders without a passport and narrowly avoiding arrest by the Gestapo, PASSPORT TO PERIL paints a heart-stopping picture of desperate men in a desperate time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857683991
Publisher: Titan
Publication date: 03/29/2011
Series: Hard Case Crime
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 297,905
File size: 929 KB

About the Author

A lifelong newspaper man, Robert B. Parker reported from behind enemy lines during World War II, bringing home news from Germany, Poland, Russia, Turkey, and Japan. He was also an agent for the OSS,precursor to the CIA, and had a hand in freeing Jewish prisoners in Europe. He wrote three books decades before his namesake (no relation) began writing the best-selling Spenser novels.

Date of Birth:

September 17, 1932

Date of Death:

January 18, 2010

Place of Birth:

Springfield, Massachusetts

Place of Death:

Cambridge, Massachusetts


B.A. in English, Colby College, 1954; M.A., Ph. D. in English, Boston University, 1957, 1971

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Passport to Peril 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another home run from Hard Case crime. A good cold war thriller spy novel.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
so so
mangodo More than 1 year ago
I didn't purchase this book, I'm not sure why its showing up on my account. If Barnes is going to track my purchases the least they could do is be accurate! *Edit -- On second viewing I did purchase Passport to Peril and haven't read it yet. Picture of book that was sent for me to review was Adult Mad Libs, Retail Therapy!