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The Liquidator

(1964)
(A book in the Boysie Oakes series)
A novel by

 
 
Paris, 1944.

As the city is liberated, Sergeant Boysie Oaks kills two Germans attempting to assassinate an Intelligence Corps officer named Mostyn.

Two decades later, the suave, sadistic Mostyn has become the Second-in-Command of British Special Security.

He recruits the man he believes is a master assassin -- Boysie Oakes -- to quietly murder potential security risks.

He is 'The Liquidator'.

But is Boysie the right man for the job?

He is preparing to take Mostyn's secretary to the Cote D'Azur for a weekend of romance.

Yet what starts as a few days of seduction in the Mediterranean sun turns into a nightmare for Boysie as he becomes more and more embroiled in Operation Coronet.

Captured, the tables are turned, and the assassin becomes the target.

Boysie Oakes will need all his wits to stay alive.

'The Liquidator' is the first in the series of highly acclaimed comic novels featuring cowardly secret agent, Boysie Oakes. It was made into a film in 1965 staring Rod Taylor and Trevor Howard. It is perfect for fans of classic British spy fiction, including Ian Fleming, Len Deighton, and Desmond Bagley.

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.

'Cool polished story-telling with all the sexy sidelines in the best James Bond tradition' Evening Standard

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

May 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Liquidator (Black Dagger Crime)
Author(s): John Gardner
ISBN: 1-4056-8542-5 / 978-1-4056-8542-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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October 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Liquidator
Author(s): John Gardner
ISBN: 0-7505-2353-0 / 978-0-7505-2353-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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December 1964 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Liquidator
Author(s): John Gardner
ISBN: 0-584-31061-7 / 978-0-584-31061-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Frederick Muller Limited
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September 1964 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Liquidator
Author(s): John Gardner
ISBN: 0-670-43008-0 / 978-0-670-43008-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Viking Press, Inc.
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June 1964 : Hardback
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Title: The Liquidator
Author(s): John E Gardner
ISBN: 9997512790 / 978-9997512796
Publisher: Viking Pr
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Paperback Editions

January 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Liquidator
Author(s): John Gardner
ISBN: 1-5232-9752-2 / 978-1-5232-9752-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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November 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Liquidator (Top Notch Thrillers)
Author(s): John Gardner
ISBN: 1-906288-46-1 / 978-1-906288-46-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ostara Publishing
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1965 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Liquidator
Author(s): John Gardner
ISBN: 0-426-18454-8 / 978-0-426-18454-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
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August 1965 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Liquidator
Author(s): John Gardner
ISBN: 0-552-07224-9 / 978-0-552-07224-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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Audio Editions

April 2005 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Liquidator
Author(s): John Gardner
ISBN: 1-85903-826-3 / 978-1-85903-826-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
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April 2005 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Liquidator
Author(s): John Gardner
ISBN: 1-85903-842-5 / 978-1-85903-842-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
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Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Liquidator (Boysie Oakes Thriller Book 1)
Author(s): John Gardner
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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