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The Bear's Tears (Kenneth Aubrey and Patrick Hyde #5)

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Thriller - The trap was baited and waiting. Waiting for forty years and MI5's Aubrey to step right into it ... And then one of British Intelligence's most formidable figures would be heading for disgrace and British Intelligence would be heading for disaster. But Aubrey still had one or two tricks up his sleeve. And one or two friends determined that things would not go ac...more
Published January 1st 1991 by Time Warner Paperbacks (first published 1985)
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Story involves a middle-aged spy who's on vacation in eastern Europe, when he's called forward for a dangerous assignment, dealing with a nefarious plot set up by the Russians (i.e. this is set during the Cold War).

Some of the most intense emotional experiences for the spy as he realizes he can trust no one and is running out of time. His escape, in the beginning, from Austria was a roller coaster ride.
Greer Andjanetta
Asomewhat lengthy, draggy at first, espionage story about a Russian plot to discredit the head of Britain's MI5. The story picks up about 1/3 of the way through the book but is still a bit slow and unexiting. This book is a departure from Craig Thomas' usual plot dealing with military hardware and is more in the genre of John LeCarre or Len Deighton. The last half of the book is attention-holding however.
I read this book when I was at school (I was somewhere between 12 & 15) & the other kids didn't believe me that I was actually reading such a thick book - twats. Anyway I remember enjoying it so I just bought it again and will re-review it after my 2nd read :)
relatively solid cold war thriller. has some nice highs and lows builds to a good conclusion but is just a tad mired in swampy pacing here and there
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David Craig Owen Thomas was a Welsh author of thrillers, most notably the Mitchell Gant series.

The son of the Western Mail rugby union writer, JBG Thomas, Craig was educated at Cardiff High School. He graduated from University College, Cardiff in 1967, obtaining his M.A. after completing a thesis on Thomas Hardy. Thomas became an English Teacher, working in various grammar schools in the West Midl...more
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