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Saviour's Gate

(1991)
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Publisher's Weekly
Although masterfully plotted and intelligently written, Sebastian's latest espionage thriller (after the highly praised Spy Shadow ) is not as mesmerizing as its predecessor. In Russia, the formerly loved and respected Soviet General Secretary is rapidly losing his power. Intelligence operatives in place (Marcus from Great Britain, David Russert from the U.S.) are urged by their respective nations to determine what course the U.S.S.R. will follow: no one looks forward to the global effects of an unstable government there. Marcus becomes involved with Anastasiya, who works for the General Secretary but has revolution in her heart. Russert, once a roommate of the General Secretary, is torn between his feelings for his old friend and his desire to serve his country. Though the novel is topical and provocative, its narrative thread is often frayed and occasionally broken, leading to a disappointing rather than explosive climax. Still, even at his second best, Sebastian is a writer to savor.

Library Journal
Marcus, a Moscow-based British reporter and amateur spy who passes information to the West as a public service, learns that the Soviet General Secretary is planning to defect to America in the face of rising public unrest. As the old guard struggles to regain control in the Kremlin and crowds in the streets demand more reforms, Marcus and friends attempt to head off a growing revolution. Readers who thought the traditional spy thriller was dead will be delighted with its rebirth in Saviour's Gate . Author Sebastian spins a thoroughly realistic yarn that is tied directly to current unrest in the Soviet republics. It is filled with the kind of action and suspense that has been missing for far too long in the spy novel. Highly recommended for all general fiction collections.-- Brian Alley, Sangamon State Univ. Lib., Springfield, Ill.

AudioFile - Robin F. Whitten
Sebastian should be better known and Simon Prebble's enticing narration is just right to do it. R.F.W. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine

Genre: Thriller

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Hardback Editions

July 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: Saviour's Gate
Author(s): Tim Sebastian
ISBN: 0-671-71714-6 / 978-0-671-71714-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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April 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: Saviour's Gate
Author(s): Tim Sebastian
ISBN: 0-385-29881-1 / 978-0-385-29881-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Paperback Editions

April 1992 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Saviour's Gate
Author(s): Tim Sebastian
ISBN: 0-440-21193-X / 978-0-440-21193-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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September 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: Saviour's Gate
Author(s): Tim Sebastian
ISBN: 0-553-40056-8 / 978-0-553-40056-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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Audio Editions

September 1993 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Saviour's Gate: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Tim Sebastian
ISBN: 0-7451-4193-5 / 978-0-7451-4193-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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