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A Forest of Eyes

Thrillers


by
Victor Canning

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 232 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English

A Forest of Eyes is “a thriller of the very best type, beautifully written, with a vividly painted background and a fine feeling of urgency” (to quote John o’ London’s Weekly). The scene is Yugoslavia before Marshal Tito’s break with Russia. In a cafe facing the harbour of Dubrovnik two Englishmen are sitting, watched by Zarko, the Chief of Police. Robert Hudson, an engineer, has known John Raikes for only three weeks—Raikes has been introduced to him as a technical consultant from the British Board of Trade, and the two of them are completing negotiations for the supply of certain machinery to the Yugoslav Government. Within a few hours Raikes is reported dead—“a tragic accident while bathing,” says Zarko. Hudson, alone in an atmosphere of ill-concealed hostility, determines to fulfil a mission of which he himself has only a hazy knowledge. Soon he is plunged into unexpected adventures as the plot grows more complicated. There is an official called Lepovitch who writes secret reports to Belgrade and quickly discovers that Zarko has been deceived. There is a girl who sings in the cafe…

A Forest of Eyes is “a thriller of the very best type, beautifully written, with a vividly painted background and a fine feeling of urgency” (to quote John o’ London’s Weekly). The scene is Yugoslavia before Marshal Tito’s break with Russia. In a cafe facing the harbour of Dubrovnik two Englishmen are sitting, watched by Zarko, the Chief of Police. Robert Hudson, an engineer, has known John Raikes for only three weeks—Raikes has been introduced to him… (more)

A Forest of Eyes is “a thriller of the very best type, beautifully written, with a vividly painted background and a fine feeling of urgency” (to quote John o’ London’s Weekly). The scene is Yugoslavia before Marshal Tito’s break with Russia. In a cafe facing the harbour of Dubrovnik two Englishmen are sitting, watched by Zarko, the Chief of Police. Robert Hudson, an engineer, has known John Raikes for only three weeks—Raikes has been introduced to him as a technical consultant from the British Board of Trade, and the two of them are completing negotiations for the supply of certain machinery to the Yugoslav Government. Within a few hours Raikes is reported dead—“a tragic accident while bathing,” says Zarko. Hudson, alone in an atmosphere of ill-concealed hostility, determines to fulfil a mission of which he himself has only a hazy knowledge. Soon he is plunged into unexpected adventures as the plot grows more complicated. There is an official called Lepovitch who writes secret reports to Belgrade and quickly discovers that Zarko has been deceived. There is a girl who sings in the cafe…

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