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A New Kind of War

(1987)
(Book 17 in the Dr David Audley series)
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Set mainly among a group of British Army officers in Germany in August 1945, this new thriller by the author of The Labyrinth Maker exemplifies the truism about war: hours of boredom punctuated by moments of terror. Capt. Fred Fattorini of the Royal Engineers, member of a powerful British banking family, wonders why a small English detail breaks the civil war truce in Greece in February 1945. He doesn't find out until he's assigned to that same special unit, called TRR-2, in occupied Germany. Fattorini remains obsessed with the incident, trying to ferret out the truthfrom his ''mad'' colonel, various fellow majors (his own promotion is a mystery to him) and the boyish, loquacious Capt. Audley. Only after an exercize in lifting a German DP scientist, in which the British double-cross the Americans, does Fattorini discover what is really going on: a British attempt to co-opt high-level German scientists from under the noses of the Russians and uncover a Russian operative in their midst. There are hints of Evelyn Waugh's wartime trilogy and definite tendencies toward Anthony Powell's obliqueness in his A Dance to the Music of Time series. But obliqueness here becomes annoyingly talky, and the tone of anguished cynicism seems stagey. This is not Price's best effort.

Genre: Mystery

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November 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: New Kind of War
Author(s): Anthony Price
ISBN: 1-85057-602-5 / 978-1-85057-602-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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July 1988 : USA Hardback
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Title: New Kind of War
Author(s): Anthony Price
ISBN: 0-89296-281-X / 978-0-89296-281-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Press
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September 1987 : UK Hardback
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Title: A New Kind of War
Author(s): Anthony Price
ISBN: 0-575-04137-4 / 978-0-575-04137-0 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: A New Kind of War (Murder Room)
Author(s): Anthony Price
ISBN: 1-4719-0027-4 / 978-1-4719-0027-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Murder Room
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1984 : UK Paperback
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Title: A New Kind of War
Author(s): Anthony Price
ISBN: 0-586-20259-5 / 978-0-586-20259-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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November 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: New Kind of War (Thorndike Large Print Popular Series)
Author(s): Anthony Price
ISBN: 1-85057-603-3 / 978-1-85057-603-7 (UK edition)
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June 1989 : USA Paperback
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Title: A New Kind of War
Author(s): Anthony Price
ISBN: 0-445-40338-1 / 978-0-445-40338-3 (USA edition)
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December 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A New Kind of War
Author(s): Anthony Price
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September 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A New Kind of War
Author(s): Anthony Price
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September 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A New Kind of War (Murder Room)
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Publisher: The Murder Room
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