Dead Man Falling(1953)
(The Hitler Diamonds)
(A book in the Johnny Fedora Espionage Assignment series)
A novel by Desmond Cory
A British secret agent entangled in a murder mystery at the dawn of the Cold War.Geneva 1950. Europe is recovering from a war that has changed the face of world diplomacy. A man is murdered and a secret treasure - a cache of diamonds worth millions - is stolen. The diamonds hold the key to a mystery that has reached the attention of British Intelligence. Johnny Fedora, a debonair British secret agent, is brought in to investigate.
Spy adventure placed on the historical background of Europe right after WWII.As Fedora slowly uncovers, the murder is entangled in an espionage plot, where nothing is what it seems. As he draws closer to the truth behind a series of mysterious deaths, he becomes the killer's next target. His only escape: to climb the dangerous slopes of a virtually un-scalable mountain where every second counts.
A first-class British mystery and thriller: sophisticated, intelligent and gripping.Provocative and unpredictable, Dead Man Falling is a journey back in time to post-war Europe and to an age in espionage before the dawn of computers and high-tech. A tale of deception and murder, desire, seduction and betrayal that will keep you spellbound until its shattering climax.
Suspenseful action full of surprises and twists.Winner of the Sunday Times' Best Crime novel of the year, Desmond Cory delivers yet again a near-perfect mystery novel, written with intelligence and laced with wit, mystery and suspense.
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