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Author: Alistair Maclean

ISBN: 9780007892259
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 281
Published: 1 June 2009
Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 11.0 x 1.8
The Master Storyteller in his element.

The classic tale of espionage set in Cold War Europe, where the world's greatest circus acrobat must break into an impenetrable fortress.

Bruno Wildermann of the Wrinfield Circus is the world's greatest trapeze artist, a clairvoyant with near-supernatural powers and an implacable enemy of the East European regime that arrested his family and murdered his wife. The CIA needs such a man, and recruits Bruno for an impossible raid - on the impreganble Lubylan fortress, where his family his held.

Under cover of a circus tour, Bruno prepares to return to his homeland. But before the journey even begins a murderer strikes twice. Somewhere in the circus there is a communist agent with orders to stop Bruno at any cost...

About the Author

Alistair MacLean, the son of a Scots minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. In 1941 he joined the Royal Navy. After the war he read English at Glasgow University and became a schoolmaster. The two and a half years he spent aboard a wartime cruiser were to give him the background for HMS Ulysses

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