The Midnight Swimmer

The Midnight Swimmer

by Edward Wilson


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The Midnight Swimmer by Edward Wilson

Spawned in the bleak poverty of an East Anglian fishing port, Catesby is a spy with a big anti-establishment chip on his shoulder. He loves his country, but despises the class who run it. Loathed by the Americans and trusted by the Russians, Catesby is sent to negotiate a secret deal with Moscow to break the Cuban Missile Crisis deadlock. But before that can happen, Catesby meets the Midnight Swimmer, who has a chilling message for Washington. A sophisticated novel, full of twists and turns that merge historical fact with fiction. "Outstanding third novel... Wilson is a master at working the history of the period-the Cuban missile crisis in particular-into his intricate tale of high political drama and deadly action."-Publishers Weekly, March 12, 2012

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781908129413
Publisher: Arcadia Books Ltd
Publication date: 12/31/2013
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,176,706
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Edward Wilson served in Vietnam as an officer in the 5th Special Forces. His decorations include the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal for Valor. Soon after leaving the army, Wilson became a permanent expatriate and he formally lost US nationality in 1986 to become British. For the past thirty years he has been a teacher in Suffolk, where he lives.

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