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U.S. Secret Service agent John Wren is best known among his colleagues as the man who tied his wife's murderer to a desert cactus and left him to be devoured by coyotes. German WW II saboteur Capt. Kurt Monck has a similar reputation among his own forces, and this pair matches wits in a taut cat-and-mouse game across home-front America when Berlin orders Monck to escape from a Seattle POW camp in order to assassinate FDR. Wren finds a romantic incentive for the chase as well as a political one in Monck's reluctant accomplice, Margarete Bayerlein, a beautiful German widow whose daughter is being held captive pending completion of Monck's mission. The highlight of the novel is the fictional glimpse Thayer gives us of the liaison between FDR and the wealthy, well-born Lucy Mercer Rutherford. Thayer (The Hess Cross, The Earhart Betrayal) mixes romance, history and supense well, and while the Secret Service's leads in the case come a little too coincidentally, the tension and gruesome violence that permeate the tale are entirely credible.

Genre: Thriller

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Hardback Editions

December 1988 : USA Hardback

Title: Pursuit
Author(s): James Stewart Thayer
ISBN: 0-517-36364-X / 978-0-517-36364-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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March 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: Pursuit
Author(s): James Stewart Thayer
ISBN: 0-517-55813-0 / 978-0-517-55813-3 (USA edition)
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September 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: PURSUIT.
Author(s): James Stewart Thayer
ISBN: 0-670-81220-X / 978-0-670-81220-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crown
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Paperback Editions

November 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Pursuit
Author(s): James Thayer
ISBN: 0-578-18505-9 / 978-0-578-18505-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sacajawea Publishing
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October 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: Pursuit
Author(s): James Stewart Thayer
ISBN: 0-446-35123-7 / 978-0-446-35123-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
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January 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Pursuit
Author(s): James Stewart Thayer
ISBN: 0-14-009323-0 / 978-0-14-009323-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Kindle Editions

October 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Pursuit
Author(s): James Thayer
Publisher: Sacajawea Publishing
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