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Golgotha

(1980)
(The Last Trump)
A novel by

 
 
A world engulfed by war....

The collapse of Yugoslavia has led to a Europe-wide Russian invasion, with Britain no more than a puppet Russian state.

Locked away by the US intelligence forces, British agent Paul Fadden is unexpectedly told he must play a role that will be critical for the survival of the western world.

His assignment involves a UK and US-driven plan hatched long ago. Its aim was to protect Europe through hidden nuclear weapons.

A trail of clues were embedded by hypnosis in a group of sleeper agents who never knew of the part they were to play in this tense drama.

The clues were hidden to ensure that no one agent knew the full picture.

A lead that Fadden follows provides him with a further part of the puzzle along with the identity and contact details of two other agents which he must locate.

But, when Fadden discovers all too late that one agent's identity has been assumed by a Russian sympathiser, the Russian authorities now also hold the key to discovering the western authorities' secret weapon.

Can Fadden unlock the tangled web of clues?

Can he find out the information he needs in time for his actions to be used as bargaining power in the world leaders' negotiations with the Russians?

Can he complete the puzzle before this valuable secret falls into the wrong hands?

'Golgotha' is a fast-paced, international thriller.

Praise for John Gardner:

'A master storyteller at the height of his power' - Len Deighton

Before coming an author of fiction in the early 1960's John Gardner was variously a stage magician, a Royal Marine officer and a journalist. In all Gardner has fifty-four novels to his credit, including Maestro, which was the New York Times book of the year. He was also invited by Ian Fleming's literary copyright holders to write a series of continuation James Bond novels, which proved to be so successful that instead of the contracted three books he went on to publish some fourteen titles, including Licence Renewed and Icebreaker. Having lived in the Republic of Ireland, the United States and the UK, John Gardner sadly died in August of 2007 having just completed his third novel in the Moriarty trilogy, Conan Doyle's eponymous villain of the Sherlock Holmes series.

Genre: Mystery

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August 1986 : UK Board book
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Title: Golgotha
Author(s): John Gardner
ISBN: 1-85188-095-X / 978-1-85188-095-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Crescent
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October 1980 : USA Hardback
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Title: The last trump
Author(s): John E Gardner
ISBN: 0-07-022852-3 / 978-0-07-022852-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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January 1980 : UK Hardback
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Title: Golgotha
Author(s): John Gardner
ISBN: 0-491-02780-X / 978-0-491-02780-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: W.H. Allen / Virgin Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Golgotha
Author(s): John Gardner
ISBN: 1-5232-9783-2 / 978-1-5232-9783-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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March 1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: Golgotha
Author(s): John Gardner
ISBN: 0-427-00075-0 / 978-0-427-00075-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
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February 1987 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Last Trump
Author(s): John Gardner
ISBN: 0-425-09582-7 / 978-0-425-09582-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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October 1980 : UK Paperback
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Title: Golgotha
Author(s): John Gardner
ISBN: 0-352-30635-1 / 978-0-352-30635-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Star
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Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Golgotha
Author(s): John Gardner
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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