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Excellency

(1977)
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Caught in the crossfire of a successful military coup in an emerging African state, Bill Rutherford finds a political stowaway on board his charter aircraft. The stowaway is discovered and Rutherford thrown into jail to await a hideous death for 'treachery' to the new regime. General Gawaka, the new dictator, graciously receives the British High Commissioner when he comes to plead for Rutherford's life. Infinitely cunning, he tricks him into recognising the new regime. When oil and gold and discovered, the High Commissioner is delighted to see bright new vistas opening up for British trade.But the reality is starker and infinitely more terrifying. Two American journalists are killed. Rutherford witnesses hideous scenes of genocide. And when a Starjet, gift of the British government, explodes in mid-air killing all on board, the terror that stalks the night walks boldly through the day. Rutherford is caught up in the ultimate blackmail threat and the tension mounts towards a shattering final climax.'Top rate . . . a novel of no little flair, style and authority . . . a smashing story, richly drawn and well-sustained' Newsagent and Bookshop'The British thriller at its best' Daily Telegraph

 
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Hardback Editions

January 1978 : USA Hardback
Title: Excellency
Author(s): David Beaty
ISBN: 0-688-03269-9 / 978-0-688-03269-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Morrow & Company, Inc.
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July 1977 : UK Hardback
Title: Excellency
Author(s): David Beaty
ISBN: 0-436-03914-1 / 978-0-436-03914-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
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Paperback Editions

June 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Excellency (Bello)
Author(s): David Beaty
ISBN: 1-4472-4359-5 / 978-1-4472-4359-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bello
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November 1978 : UK Paperback
Title: Excellency
Author(s): David Beaty
ISBN: 0-417-02620-X / 978-0-417-02620-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Kindle Editions

June 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Excellency (Bello)
Author(s): David Beaty
Publisher: Bello
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