‘Czechmate’ by David Brierley

You know how all the time authors are banging out spy thrillers which are compared favourably to John Le Carré, and you buy it and read it and it is a damp squib compared to the master? Well this book really is as good – if not better – than Le Carré. Huzzah! There areContinue reading “‘Czechmate’ by David Brierley”

Review of ‘The Damascus Cover’ by Howard Kaplan

**Originally written for “BigAl’s Books and Pals” book blog. May have received a free review copy.** In the new introduction to this edition the author tells us that in its first incarnation, in 1977, this novel sat in the lower reaches of the Los Angeles Times best seller list for 10 weeks. This reissue, self-publishedContinue reading “Review of ‘The Damascus Cover’ by Howard Kaplan”