Red Crystal

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Pan Macmillan UK, Feb 4, 1987 - Fiction - 624 pages
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Out of the savagery of the Paris barricades there was born the most sinister of all the terrorist groups of the 1960s.

Secretly funded by Moscow, trained in subversion and assassination in Italy, the Crystal Faction came to England. To wage war...

For Nick Ryder of Special Branch, finding and infiltrating the cell presented a daunting challenge. Hampered by the deviousness of his own superiors and lack of cooperation from MI5, he was drawn slowly but inexorably into a tangled web of sex, drugs, murder, intrigue and lost innocence. And at the centre, the Gabrielle Schroeder, leader of the Crystal Faction. A tough, daring, utterly ruthless woman for whom killing had become a pleasure...

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User Review  - Katherine Quirke - Goodreads

I read this many many year ago. I want to read again because even today snippets of this book come back to me. Very poignant in parts. Certainly very compelling. Read full review

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About the author (1987)

Clare Francis is the author of 11 international bestsellers, Night Sky, Red Crystal, Wolf Winter, Requiem, Deceit, Betrayal, A Dark Devotion, Keep Me Close, A Death Divided, Homeland and Unforgotten. She has also written three non-fiction books about her voyages across the oceans of the world. Her website is

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