The Resource Hammer to fall, John Lawton

Hammer to fall, John Lawton

Label
Hammer to fall
Title
Hammer to fall
Statement of responsibility
John Lawton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It's London, the swinging sixties, and by all rights MI6 spy Joe Wilderness should be having as good a time as James Bond. Alas, his postings are usually rather unglamorous, but thankfully he has a knack for doing well for himself even in unpromising situations. In divided Berlin, he smuggled coffee into the East, a rather profitable racket until he had to transport something else-a spy. After an aborted mission on Berlin's famous "Bridge of Spies," Wilderness is both punished and kept out of trouble with a posting to remote northern Finland. Bored by his cover as a cultural attaché, with nothing to spy on, Wilderness finds another way to make money, this time by bringing vodka across the rather porous border into the USSR after an old KGB pal tells him there is-no joke-a vodka shortage in the USSR. But with MI6 intelligence from London pointing to the refining of cobalt in the region, a critical component in the casing of the atomic bomb, Wilderness's posting is getting more interesting by the minute. And when he gets sent to Prague just before the Soviets send in tanks to quash the riotous students and artists of the Prague Spring, even the enterprising Wilderness may be out of his depth. With old friends and old enemies alike turning up in Prague, deception and danger are around every corner"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10848648
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lawton, John
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6062.A938
LC item number
H36 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Joe Wilderness novel
Series volume
[3]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilderness, Joe
  • Private investigators
  • Cold War
  • Spy stories
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Finland
  • London (England)
  • Cold War (1945-1989)
  • Private investigators
  • England
  • Finland
Label
Hammer to fall, John Lawton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1105723266
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9780802148124
Lccn
2019045235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1105723266
Label
Hammer to fall, John Lawton
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1105723266
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9780802148124
Lccn
2019045235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1105723266

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