Face me when you walk away (1974)

‘Freemantle’s splendid new thriller occupies the middle ground of the genre: urbane, yet without the smirking knowingness of the Fleming- Haggard school; and credible, while eschewing the relentless ignobilities of the Deighton- le Carre dirty – mac brigade. Mr Freemantle’s Russian background is very sharp, with an excellent vignette of the Moscow colony of defectors.’ The Times Literary Supplement.

‘Brian Freemantle has penetrated beyond the world of espionage that he portrayed in Goodbye to an Old Friend. He has entered the upper levels of Soviet politics, where being perpetually five moves ahead of your opponent becomes a condition of the soul as well as a matter-of-fact proviso of existence.’

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