Marco Polo, if you can

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Doubleday, 1982 - Fiction - 233 pages
3 Reviews
This novel continues the Cold War espionage series featuring the operator Blackford Oakes. In this installment, Oakes has just been cashiered from the Agency, when his boss decides he is the only man for an exceptionally dirty piece of work. Oakes agrees to return, but in short order finds himself standing before a secret Soviet military tribunal which has as its subject his execution for spying.

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Review: Marco Polo, If You Can (Blackford Oakes #4)

User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

I love the Cold War Era fiction by WFB. Surprisingly good plot. Read full review

Review: Marco Polo, If You Can (Blackford Oakes #4)

User Review  - Ashley - Goodreads

Just didn't do much for me. It's a pretty straight forward Cold War era spy story. But, when reading it in 2011, it feels too dated. Hard to get too excited about espionage being conducted via photo ... Read full review


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About the author (1982)

William F. Buckley Jr., the founder of the National Review and host of TVa (TM)s longest-running program, Firing Line, was the author of many works of nonfiction, as well as eleven novels. He died in 2008.