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The Paris Trap

Joseph Hone
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571314911
Date Published
19.06.2014
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Summary

Joseph Hone’s The Paris Trap, first published in 1977, saw him step aside from his sequence of ‘Peter Marlow’ novels to offer a different kind of political thriller.

Jim Hackett and Harry Tyson first met in Paris, in days of hope – Hackett a promising actor, Tyson a budding writer. Twenty years later, their dreams soured, they are reunited in Paris for a substantive project: Hackett, now a movie actor, has been cast in a major film derived from a spy novel authored by Tyson, who now works for British intelligence. But the plot of the film, concerning a Palestinian terrorist cell, is about to be overtaken in the dramatic stakes by real events.

‘A fine example of a vastly popular genre – the thinking man’s thriller.’ Irish Times

‘Through a distorting filter of betrayals, private and public, Joseph Hone conducts us to a final scene so dire that Hamlet by comparison leaves the stage tidy.’ Guardian

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Joseph Hone, born 1937, is a novelist, journalist and broadcaster. Faber Finds publishes his four Peter Marlow spy thrillers – The Private Sector, The Sixth Directorate, The Valley of the Fox and The Flowers of the Forest, plus the stand-alone thriller The Paris Trap and the autobiographical Children of the Country. Finds’ editions of the four Marlow thrillers as well…

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