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01-01-90

6hrs 55min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

Description

“Buckley's ingenious plot and linguistic ballet show him in top form.” Publishers Weekly

As Anatole Broyard of the New York Times has so aptly said, "If le Carr├® is the Henry James of suspense fiction, Buckley, if he chose, might be the Waugh." Bill Buckley has created a handsome American hero, Blackford Oakes, who happens to be an irreverent Yale-and-CIA-trained superspy.

The year is 1954. Stalin has died in Moscow and a deadly earnest power play nears its conclusion. Meanwhile, British and American commandos on a mission to liberate a Soviet satellite country have met a disastrous end. Jinxed. The communications system between English and American intelligence has been penetrated. Jinxed. There is a spook in their midst. High Jinx—higher still when the risk becomes one which Blacky alone must take.

Praise

“Buckley's ingenious plot and linguistic ballet show him in top form.” Publishers Weekly

“Blackford Oakes is back and continues to be as witty, charming, and courageous as ever.” Library Journal

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Language English
Release Day Dec 31, 1989
Release Date January 1, 1990
Number in Series 7
Series Display String The Blackford Oakes Mysteries
Release Date Machine 631152000
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
Author Bio
William F. Buckley Jr.

William F. Buckley Jr. (1925–2008)—a syndicated columnist, author, editor, television host, and adventurer—was the founder of National Review and the host of the Emmy Award–winning Firing Line, the longest-running public affairs program in television history with a single host. Buckley was the award-winning author of many bestsellers, starting with God and Man at Yale.

Narrator Bio
Christopher Hurt

Christopher Hurt is an accomplished narrator with a lengthy résumé of popular titles for Blackstone. A graduate of George Washington University’s acting program, he currently resides in New York City.

Overview

As Anatole Broyard of the New York Times has so aptly said, "If le Carr├® is the Henry James of suspense fiction, Buckley, if he chose, might be the Waugh." Bill Buckley has created a handsome American hero, Blackford Oakes, who happens to be an irreverent Yale-and-CIA-trained superspy.

The year is 1954. Stalin has died in Moscow and a deadly earnest power play nears its conclusion. Meanwhile, British and American commandos on a mission to liberate a Soviet satellite country have met a disastrous end. Jinxed. The communications system between English and American intelligence has been penetrated. Jinxed. There is a spook in their midst. High Jinx—higher still when the risk becomes one which Blacky alone must take.

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