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The Spirit of Liberty

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A riveting, fast-paced thriller - George Carling: Peer of the Realm and former spymasters' spymaster; the man who knew all the secrets of the Cold War. But now the press are hinting that he might be the Fourth Man, thinking his modus operandi were too good to be honest.
Hardcover, 344 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Severn House Publishers
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Jan 30, 2013 Bill Wilson rated it really liked it
A story that unfolds in front of you without you realizing it. Author does a good job of drawing you in bit by bit but subtly and without histrionics. Characters are likable both in the role they play in the story and as people generally. This is my first book by this author, and I will explore more. Has hints of the LeCarre espionage as conversations that lead somewhere or maybe nowhere depending on how you can put the pieces together. That having been said, not sure he does it as well as LeCar ...more
Oct 12, 2007 Bruce rated it liked it
Recommends it for: British espionage lovers
Shelves: fiction
The library was threatening to put me on their Most Wanted List, and so I had to return the book prior to finishing it. Missed the usual twist at the end. Kept waiting for something to actually happen. I also miss the good old days of espionage novels before the Wall came down. Allbeury was very good at that stuff, but now has to give it to us in the past tense, retrospectively. Not as good as in real time.
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Jan 30, 2008 Kate Giese rated it really liked it
Terrific spy yarn in the tradition of LeCarre (altho' Allebeury isn't the writer LeCarre is), Martin Cruz Smith, etc.
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1917 - 2005. Also wrote under the pseudonyms Richard Butler and Patrick Kelly.

Ted Allbeury was a lieutenant-colonel in the Intelligence Corps during World War II, and later a successful executive in the fields of marketing, advertising and radio. He began his writing career in the early 1970s and became well known for his espionage novels, but also published one highly-praised general novel, THE
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