A well-paced thriller of international politics and tension in the Sinai where terrorists capture the visiting American Vice-President. Some purple prose as well: "The slightly uneven festures of his youthful face, the way his immaculate uniform clung to his strong athlete's body, and, above all, the skill and confidence with which he performed his duties in this most difficult assignment engendered something like worship in the captain's virginal thiry-year-old heart"
Used availability for Alfred Coppel's Thirty-Four East
June 1974 : UK Hardback
April 1974 : USA Hardback
August 1976 : UK Paperback