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Red Crystal

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Out of savagery of the Paris barricades there was born the most sinister of all the terrorist groups of the 1960s. Secretly funded by Moscow, trained in subversion and assassination in Italy, the Crystal Faction came to England - to wage war.
Paperback, 416 pages
Published 1986 by MacMillan General Books
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Pippa
Aug 03, 2012 Pippa rated it really liked it
As I expected a very good read. There is a real humanity in her books, and, unlike Goddard in 'Caught in the Light' she does not avoid difficult encounters. You feel she really does care about her characters. The ending was appropriate. Overall well-written and absolutely un-put-down-able!
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Aug 26, 2014 Iain Hudson rated it really liked it
Another good Clare Francis novel. It's refreshing to read a well-written book about undercover work which can convey the relatively technology free are of the 1960's and still remain interesting.
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Dec 10, 2011 Katie Q rated it really liked it
Shelves: re-read
I read this many many year ago. I want to read again because even today snippets of this book come back to me. Very poignant in parts. Certainly very compelling.
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Tale of the student uprisings of the late 60s. Easy read.
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Clare Francis's first novel; Night Sky was published in 1983 to international success. It went to number one in the Sunday Times bestseller list, and spent six weeks in the New York Times top 10.

Three more thrillers followed, Red Crystal (1985), Wolf Winter (1987) and Requiem (1991), which was published in the U.S. as The Killing Winds. Her first crime novel, Deceit was published in 1993, and dram
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