Saving the Queen : A Blackford Oakes Mystery

William F. Buckley Jr.

James Buschmann (Narrator)

04-01-04

10hrs 15min

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04-01-04

10hrs 15min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

Description

“As charming and gracefully written an entertainment as has come down the pike in a month of marron glaces.” Washington Post

President Truman is near the end of his term in office, and Great Britain has a new queen. It is 1952, the Cold War is heating up, and vital military secrets are falling into Soviet hands. The CIA faces a delicate dilemma—for the source of the leaks has been traced directly to the Queen's chambers. The situation must be resolved but without damaging the young Queen's self-confidence and public credibility.

Young Blackford Oakes, the handsome, debonaire, and audacious Yale graduate and ex-fighter pilot, is selected to penetrate the royal circle, win the Queen's confidence, and plug the leak. The action leads to an explosive showdown in the skies over London, one that could determine the future of the West.

Buckley presents a thrilling spy novel as he introduces Blackforf Oakes for the first time in Saving the Queen.

Praise

“As charming and gracefully written an entertainment as has come down the pike in a month of marron glaces.” Washington Post

“A spy novel that knows how to tango.” Village Voice

“An unassailable entertainment which tells an original story with suave good humor.” Kirkus

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Language English
Release Day Mar 31, 2004
Release Date April 1, 2004
Number in Series 1
Series Display String The Blackford Oakes Mysteries
Release Date Machine 1080777600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense
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
James Buschmann

James Buschmann is an elementary school teacher and community theater actor. He and his wife and their two daughters live in Northern California, within earshot of the surf.

Overview

President Truman is near the end of his term in office, and Great Britain has a new queen. It is 1952, the Cold War is heating up, and vital military secrets are falling into Soviet hands. The CIA faces a delicate dilemma—for the source of the leaks has been traced directly to the Queen's chambers. The situation must be resolved but without damaging the young Queen's self-confidence and public credibility.

Young Blackford Oakes, the handsome, debonaire, and audacious Yale graduate and ex-fighter pilot, is selected to penetrate the royal circle, win the Queen's confidence, and plug the leak. The action leads to an explosive showdown in the skies over London, one that could determine the future of the West.

Buckley presents a thrilling spy novel as he introduces Blackforf Oakes for the first time in Saving the Queen.

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