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Summary

It's 1960s London, and spy Joe Wilderness should be living like James Bond. But alas, in the wake of an embarrassing disaster for MI6, Wilderness has been posted to remote northern Finland in a cultural exchange program to promote Britain abroad. 

Bored and with nothing to spy on, he strikes a deal with his old KGB pal Kostya to smuggle vodka into the USSR - but there is something fishy about Kostya's sudden appearance. Could it be connected to cobalt mining, a critical component in atomic bomb casings? Wilderness's posting is getting more interesting, but more dangerous too.... 

©2020 John Lawton (P)2020 Oakhill

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wow...

Just hurry up and write the next one.... this was gripping from beginning to end

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Great fun

I love this series of books. Genuinely well researched political history alongside laugh out loud moments and peanut butter. Everyone is a crook and the women have the brains!

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Very poor

I like spy thrillers but I caution you before buying there must be a sequel coming as this book does not end. Yep no ending so you just go oh!

It meandered to nowhere.

Plus there was over 200 chapters!!

Every third word was chapter this or other.

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good story, very well read

this is a great story, well balanced, well read. I was laughing out loud at some points, the humour is beautifully dry, just great. well worth reading.

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Excellent Listening...

Another wonderful story of spies, lies and espionage from John Lawton. Highly recommended kept me engaged from begining to end.

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Exceptional!

3rd of 3 beautifully performed and written books. Captivating, hard to put down! often didn't!