Hammer to Fall

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AUTHOR
John Lawton
DIMENSION
4,55 MB
FILE NAME
Hammer to Fall.pdf
ISBN
1618743299363

DESCRIPTION

It's London, the swinging sixties, and by rights MI6 spy Joe Wilderness should be having as good a time as James Bond. But alas, in the wake of an embarrassing disaster for MI6, Wilderness has been posted to remote northern Finland in a cultural exchange program to promote Britain abroad. Bored by his work, with nothing to spy on, Wilderness finds another way to make money: smuggling vodka across the border into the USSR. He strikes a deal with old KGB pal Kostya, who explains to him there is a vodka shortage in the Soviet Union - but there is something fishy about Kostya's sudden appearance in Finland and intelligence from London points to a connection to cobalt mining in the region, a critical component in the casing of the atomic bomb. Wilderness's posting is getting more interesting by the minute, but more dangerous too. Moving from the no-man's-land of Cold War Finland to the wild days of the Prague Spring, and populated by old friends (including Inspector Troy) and old enemies alike, Hammer to Fall is a gripping tale of deception and skulduggery, of art and politics, a page-turning story of the always riveting life of the British spy.

It's been compared to Le Carre and Alan Furst - but Hammer To Fall is far more fluid and a lot less pompous than Le Carre's recent work. It has as much attention to detail as Furst's melancholic war stories but is written with a lighter touch. Hammer To Fall chords.

It was the fourth and final single to be released from that album. Although the single version was edited down by thirty seconds in contrast to the version on the album. "Hammer to Fall" is a 1984 song by British rock band, Queen, and is the eighth track on the band's eleventh album, The Works.

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