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Uncle Target

(1988)
(The fourth book in the Harry Maxim series)
A novel by

 
 
Publisher's Weekly
This snappy, nearly-all-action thriller, the fourth to feature Major Maxim, gets off the mark when a dying hostage kidnapped by terrorists alerts Maxim to the fact that a rebel Jordanian army battalion is poised to capture the prototype of Britain's most sophisticated tank and reveal its secrets to the Russians. Maxim knows nothing about tanks, but, stealing a march on the Foreign Office, he flies to the Jor danian desert, locates the MBT 90 and, with a minimum crew that includes a Jordanian sergeant and the tank's designer, guides it toward the distant Saudi border. There is one tense moment after another as the tank runs the gauntlet of well-armed Jordanian rebels, inquisitive Israelis and even the Saudis, taking a considerable beating in the process and at one point losing a track. Authentic local color and high-tech detail enrich the brew. Lyall ( Blame the Dead , Judas Country ) is a two-time winner of Britain's Silver Dagger award.

Genre: Thriller

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Hardback Editions

January 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: Uncle Target
Author(s): Gavin Lyall
ISBN: 0-7089-1945-6 / 978-0-7089-1945-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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September 1988 : USA Hardback
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Title: Uncle Target
Author(s): Gavin Lyall
ISBN: 0-670-82228-0 / 978-0-670-82228-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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April 1988 : UK Hardback
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Title: Uncle Target
Author(s): Gavin Lyall
ISBN: 0-340-41701-3 / 978-0-340-41701-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Paperback Editions

March 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Uncle Target (Harry Maxim Novel)
Author(s): Gavin Lyall
ISBN: 1-4482-0057-1 / 978-1-4482-0057-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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May 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: Uncle Target (Coronet Books)
Author(s): Gavin Lyall
ISBN: 0-340-48841-7 / 978-0-340-48841-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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1989 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Uncle Target
Author(s): Gavin Lyall
ISBN: 0-7736-7219-2 / 978-0-7736-7219-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Uncle Target
Author(s): Gavin Lyall
ISBN: 1-5226-7775-5 / 978-1-5226-7775-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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May 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Uncle Target
Author(s): Gavin Lyall
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Uncle Target
Author(s): Gavin Lyall
Publisher: Audible Studios
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January 1989 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Uncle Target
Author(s): Gavin Lyall
ISBN: 0-8161-9126-3 / 978-0-8161-9126-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall Audio Books
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December 1988 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Uncle Target: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Gavin Lyall
ISBN: 0-7451-6115-4 / 978-0-7451-6115-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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Kindle Editions

September 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Uncle Target (Harry Maxim series Book 4)
Author(s): Gavin Lyall
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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