You never know where you'll end up...

John Clayton was touring the world but became involved, somewhat against his will, in guerrilla activities in a small Central American republic, recently taken over by a military junta.

After a while he acquired a taste for the life; for the excitement, the danger, and above all for the companionship of the delightful Margarita.

However, later the taste was to turn sour as he experienced double-dealing, betrayal, arrest and the threat of a firing squad...

Praise for John Pattinson



'Rip-roaring escapism' - The Times

'Moves swiftly through coincidence and suspense, action and violence to a wholly unexpected denouement.' - British Book News

'A crisp storyline and credible characters make it a cracker of a tale' - Bolton Evening News

James Pattinson (1915-2009) was a full-time author who, despite having travelled throughout the world, lived in the remote village where he grew up. He wrote magazine articles, short stories and radio features as well as numerous novels including Crane and The Silent Voyage.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for James Pattinson's A Fatal Errand

Hardback Editions

August 1982 : UK Hardback
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Title: Fatal Errand
Author(s): James Pattinson
ISBN: 0-7091-8000-4 / 978-0-7091-8000-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Paperback Editions

September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Fatal Errand
Author(s): James Pattinson
ISBN: 1-5496-7805-1 / 978-1-5496-7805-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
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September 1997 : UK Paperback

Title: Fatal Errand
Author(s): James Pattinson
ISBN: 1-85389-748-5 / 978-1-85389-748-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dales Large Print
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Kindle Editions

August 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Fatal Errand
Author(s): James Pattinson
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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