Everyone's entitled to bury their own mother.

Except, it seemed, Leo Panuska.

All hell broke out in the Glasshouse when Leo vanished. SIS agents don't disappear - unless they're defecting.

Had he really gone back to Czechoslovakia to bury his mother?

And what should they do now that he's resurfaced and wants help to get out?

In Prague, alone and hunted by the secret police, Leo is sheltered by Eliska, a beautiful young dissident.

Together they uncover a horrifying story of treachery and dishonour involving Leo's father and the betrayal of a partisan group to the Nazis in the dying days of the war.

His father's diaries reveal the identity of the real traitor.

And Leo wants revenge.

Back in the Glasshouse they're not so sure.

If Leo is not a double-agent his actions make him a security risk.

And if he's discovered their secrets they can't take any chances...

For Leo Panuska the nightmare is only just beginning...

Czechmate is a classic Cold War thriller by a master of the genre.

Praise for David Brierley:

'An exciting, gripping read' - Daily Mail

'The plot is fast and furious' - Daily Telegraph

'Superior model of its kind' - Guardian

David Brierley was born in 1936. He lives with his wife and daughter in Hertfordshire, apart from the time spent abroad each year researching locations for his books. He is also the author of Shooting Star and One Lives, One Dies.

Genre: Thriller

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Hardback Editions

August 1984 : UK Hardback

Title: Czech Mate
Author(s): David Brierley
ISBN: 0-00-222726-6 / 978-0-00-222726-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Ltd
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Paperback Editions

1985 : UK Paperback

Title: Czech Mate
Author(s): David Brierley
ISBN: 0-330-28769-9 / 978-0-330-28769-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Books, ltd
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February 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Czechmate
Author(s): David Brierley
Publisher: Lume Books
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