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The Pious Agent

(1975)
(The first book in the Xavier Flynn series)
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Xavier Flynn is the pious agent of John Braine's novel of treachery within the British Secret Service. A devout Roman Catholic, Flynn belongs to a group of agents hired to dispose of England's interior enemies.

Flynn's personal assignment is to search out and eliminate the members of an undercover Trotskyite group, whose survival depends on sabotaging a family-owned, credit-to-private-enterprise motorcycle factory.

"Braine is a smooth, sophisticated writer...THE PIOUS AGENT is an exciting and stimulating read."(The New York Times)

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

September 1977 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Pious Agent
Author(s): John Braine
ISBN: 0-86009-076-0 / 978-0-86009-076-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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1976 : USA Hardback
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Title: The pious agent
Author(s): John Braine
ISBN: 0-689-10706-4 / 978-0-689-10706-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum
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June 1975 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Pious Agent
Author(s): John Braine
ISBN: 0-413-32720-5 / 978-0-413-32720-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Eyre Methuen
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Paperback Editions

January 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Pious Agent
Author(s): John Braine
ISBN: 0-7551-0256-8 / 978-0-7551-0256-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: House of Stratus
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October 1976 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Pious Agent
Author(s): John Braine
ISBN: 0-413-36640-5 / 978-0-413-36640-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
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