A Lethal Involvement

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St. Martin's Press, 1996 - Fiction - 312 pages
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Peter Ashton thinks that he has finished with the twilight world of the SIS. But the SIS has not forgotten Ashton. Captain Simon Oakham of the Royal Army Pay Corps has gone AWOL, immediately after a suspicious interview with the security service. The SIS turns to Ashton to conduct the perfectly routine manhunt. But Ashton soon becomes entangled in an investigation that leads him to a Chechnyan hit team as it careens lethally through the south of England via two dead Army officers to a long-suppressed murder in Hong Kong. The key to it all is a guilt-ridden, embittered woman whose unsuspecting knowledge of a lethal involvement makes her especially vulnerable. Ashton's search for her could prove equally lethal.

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Though finally separated from Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, hard-to-handle agent Peter Ashton (Death Throes, 1995, etc.) is now recalled to duty by his erstwhile masters to investigate a ... Read full review

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Peter Ashton, now retired from the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), is asked to look into the suspicious disappearance of an army captain who was being considered for top-secret clearance ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Espionage thriller writer Clive (Frederick William) Egleton was born on November 25, 1927 and died in 2006. Egleton was a Lieutenant Colonel in the British Army and was also involved in intelligence missions in Cyprus, the Persian Gulf, and East Africa. His espionage thrillers include Seven Days to a Killing, A Killing in Moscow and Blood Money. His novel Seven Days to a Killing was filmed as The Black Windmill, starring Michael Caine. Escape to Athena is a novelization of the 1979 movie of the same name. Egleton also wrote under the names of Patrick Blake and John Tarrant.

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