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Send in the Lions

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It's time to Send in the Lions...

March, 1985 - an English Concorde is on a routine flight when it's hijacked by unknown terrorists.

Worse still, there were a number of special passengers...

Jennifer North, an actress and movie star.

Ogden Peters, a US general travelling incognito with his new wife.

Andre Labrosse, an important French industrialist.

Anatoli Valkov, the Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister

Then, there's Andrew Munwick Jr. - son and heir of the wealthy and ruthless tycoon Andrew Munwick.

With no forthcoming demands from the terrorists, both the US and Russia form a tentative team to rescue the passengers.

Instead, the terrorists vanish into thin air, taking all four of the VIP passengers as bargaining chips. However, they also take a fifth passenger - a man named Alfred William Ross.

As CIA chief, Cord Warren looks into Ross, he realises that they've unknowingly picked up the one man who might help them the most.

A man more dangerous to the US than the terrorists combined.

Time is of the essence and with no knowledge of Ross' importance, rescuing the hostages' needs to be done quickly. But with both the US and Russia's no-deal policy on terrorist demands, it's going to prove very difficult.

Pressured by Andrew Munwick to get his son back, Warren goes to the only man he knows can help.

If anyone can save them before it's too late, it's George Simpleton...

Send in the Lions is a tense and engaging espionage thriller.

Praise for Eric Clark...

'A swift keenly knotted festival of ironies ... that boosts him high up in the stark, British suspense echelons.' - Kirkus Reviews

'Slickly paced in thrills and spills department.' - Observer

Eric Clark is an investigative journalist: according to then Home Secretary, Roy Jenkins, his Observer disclosures about gambling led to the decision to change Britain's gaming laws. He has also written four successful thrillers, among them Black Gambit and Chinese Burn.


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Used availability for Eric Clark's Send in the Lions

Hardback Editions

January 1981 : USA Hardback

Title: Send in the Lions
Author(s): Eric Clark
ISBN: 0-689-11125-8 / 978-0-689-11125-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum
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January 1981 : UK Hardback

Title: Send in the Lions
Author(s): Eric Clark
ISBN: 0-340-25966-3 / 978-0-340-25966-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Paperback Editions

November 1982 : UK Paperback

Title: Send in the Lions (Coronet Books)
Author(s): Eric Clark
ISBN: 0-340-28439-0 / 978-0-340-28439-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Coronet Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Send in the Lions
Author(s): Eric Clark
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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