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Codeword - Golden Fleece

(1946)
(The sixth book in the Duke de Richleau series)
A novel by

 
 
When the Second World War opened, the Duke de Richleau and his friends Simon Aron, Rex van Ryn and Richard Eaton - the indomitable four - were in Poland. How did they come to be there and find themselves, even before the outbreak of hostilities, involved in conspiracy?
Scenes of intrigue, violence and escape in Warsaw are exceeded only by those which follow in Bucharest - whence the friends are carried in a desperate attempt to sabotage Hitler's war economy, and force Germany to ask for peace before their full-blown assault on Western Europe.

In 1963, Arrow Books began including this statement in all works of this title: It can now be revealed that the plot of Codeword - Golden Fleece is based on fact. Actually, it was given to Dennis Wheatley when he was a member of the Joint Planning Staff of the War Cabinet by a Foreign Office colleague there. On behalf of the Allied governments a French nobleman did actually succeed in acquiring a controlling interest in the Danube oil barges and their tugs. The Germans failed with the Vichy government in an action for its return and half the Fleet had been got out to Turkish waters. Supplies of fuel for the Luftwaffe were seriously crippled by this ingenious secret stroke.

Genre: Horror
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Hardback Editions

1946 : UK Hardback
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Title: Codeword-Golden Fleece
Author(s): Dennis Wheatley
ISBN: 0-09-023582-7 / 978-0-09-023582-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Paperback Editions

January 1996 : UK Paperback

Title: Codeword Golden Fleece
Author(s): Dennis Wheatley
ISBN: 1-85501-651-6 / 978-1-85501-651-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tiger Books
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December 1968 : UK Paperback
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Title: Codeword-Golden Fleece
Author(s): Dennis Wheatley
ISBN: 0-09-016221-8 / 978-0-09-016221-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Bks.
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1965 : UK Paperback
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Title: Codeword Golden Fleece
Author(s): Dennis Wheatley
ISBN: 0-09-004650-1 / 978-0-09-004650-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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Kindle Editions

October 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Codeword Golden Fleece (Duke De Richleau Book 8)
Author(s): Dennis Wheatley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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