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The Sun Chemist

Lionel Davidson
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571242979
Date Published
17.07.2008
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Summary

‘Beyond question the book of the year.’ Spectator

Chaim Weizmann was a great man, one of the founders of modern Israel. He was also a chemist of international repute. His work in the thirties led him to a cheap way of synthesising oil. But politics took over and it seemed Weizmann had died without passing on his revolutionary knowledge.

In the oil-starved seventies, it falls to Igor Druyanov to reconstruct that magic formula. And the chase is on, for the news will overturn the Middle East . . .

Tense, intelligent and stylish, The Sun Chemist is gripping spy thriller from a true master of the genre.

LionelDavidson

Lionel Davidson was born in 1922 in Hull, Yorkshire. He left school early and worked as a reporter before serving in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. His first novel, The Night of Wenceslas, was published in 1960 to great critical acclaim and drew comparisons to Graham Greene and John le Carré. It was followed by The Rose…

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