A Hooded Crow

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HarperCollins Publishers, 1991 - Africa - 395 pages
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Trying to track down mercenaries smuggling high-tech equipment into the Soviet Union. British agents pursue a network of double agents and amoral businessmen. Their trek takes them from Moscow to London, from Venice and Johannesburg to the wasteland of Namibia.

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A HOODED CROW

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Clever, clever Sir Kenneth Aubrey and tough, tough Patrick Hyde (The Last Raven, Wildcat, etc.) are again Britain's last defense against intense international embarrassment. This time out, they're up ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
13
Section 2
39
Section 3
71
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About the author (1991)

Craig Thomas was born in Cardiff, England in 1942, and was educated at Cardiff High School and University College, Cardiff. After completing his MA on Thomas Hardy, he went into teaching. Throughout his eleven years teaching English, Thomas longed to go into writing. At first he began to write only occasionally, producing a number of scripts for radio and TV, all of which were rejected. Eventually, after pleading with a script editor for some advice, he was told he could write, but not for radio. The script editor told him to attempt to write a novel. Thomas just happened to have an idea for a thriller which he has wanted to try as a radio serial. Instead, he turned it into a novel after eighteen months. The manuscript became Rat Trap, Thomas' first published novel. But it was Thomas' second novel, Firefox, which made him a best-seller both in England and the U.S., and enabled him to become a professional novelist. An American paperback house paid a significant sum for the book, and Clint Eastwood turned it into a movie. It was the first techno-thriller and the first action story to be set mainly in the Soviet Union. Thomas left teaching in 1977, having already completed his third novel, Wolfsbane. However, it was with his fourth novel, Snow Falcon, that Thomas claims he found his own voice. Thomas' subsequent books, including The Bears Tears, Winter Hawk, All the Grey Cats, The Last Raven and A Hooded Crow, all spring from his interest in "speculations" on geopolitical tensions and conflicts. His fourteen best-selling novels have consistently attracted praise and he is generally credited with creating the genre of the 'techno-thriller' with his novel Firefox.

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