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Craig and the Midas Touch

Craig and the Midas Touch

(1975)
(The fifth book in the Peter Craig series)
A novel by

 
Black gold. Cold blood.

In the middle eastern state of Jubayl, the Emir's son and heir is found murdered on the eve of a huge oil deal.

British security specialist Peter Craig, visiting the region to advise on counter-terrorism, soon finds himself seconded to help find the killer. Craig's instincts say the prime suspect has been framed, but those instincts have little weight in a fragile autocracy where justice must be seen to be done - and swiftly.

Unravelling the dead Sheikh's network of spies, lovers and rivals leads Craig back to the oil rig via nightclubs, soukhs and sidestreets, and although he rightly senses the deadly forces at play, he's ill-prepared for the truth when it finds him.

Reviews of Craig and the Midas Touch

"Oil, sex and dastardly schemes galore speed on this good tale."
- Current Crime, 1975

"Peter Craig, diplomatic whizz-kid with expertise in counter-subversion, mixes it with fanatics in a Middle East emirate after one of the ruler's family is hit; oil spun wealth, power and corruption much to the fore in this entertaining romp."
- Yorkshire Post, 23.10.1975

"Interesting types and oil technology, action and surprise switches, all adeptly controlled in a tale that bubbles nicely along."
- Oxford Times, 21.11.1975

Genre: Thriller
 
Used availability for Kenneth Benton's Craig and the Midas Touch


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Hardback Editions

April 1976 : USA Hardback
Title: Craig and the Midas touch
Author(s): Kenneth Benton
ISBN: 0-8027-5340-X / 978-0-8027-5340-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker
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October 1975 : UK Hardback
Title: Craig and the Midas Touch
Author(s): Kenneth Benton
ISBN: 0-333-18609-5 / 978-0-333-18609-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

January 1977 : UK Paperback
Title: Craig and the Midas Touch
Author(s): Kenneth Benton
ISBN: 0-7221-1619-5 / 978-0-7221-1619-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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Kindle Editions

September 1975 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Craig and the Midas Touch (A Peter Craig International Mystery & Crime Thriller Book 4)
Author(s): Kenneth Benton
Publisher:
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