Gunner Kelly

by anthony price | Mystery & Thrillers |
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Registered by aheavens of Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on 1/18/2003
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Journal Entry 1 by aheavens from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, January 18, 2003
Anthony Price was one of the kings of the Cold War thriller during the 1980s. Since the collapse of the Cold War, his fortunes have faltered. Orion is now trying to re-market him as a crime writer - not an easy fit.

Instead, you have a high-brow adventure story, soaked in academia and ancient history. The hero Dr David Audley is a misfit intelligence officer, constantly caught in complex webs that tend to involve the KGB, Byzantine history and British politics. Whenever the plotting gets too intense, Price follows Raymond Chandler's lead by injecting a bit of violent action, to get the story moving again.

Gunner Kelly is one of his more accessible books. A thtinking person's Alastair Maclean.

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