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The Whiff of Money (Mark Girland #4)

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Secret Agent Mark Kirkland has been given the task of locating and retrieving three pornographic films. His mission must remain top secret as the films, rather embarrassingly, feature the daughter of the future president of the United States. His quest leads him to the depths of Bavaria where he finds Soviet agent, Malik, and sidekick Lu Silk also rather interested in the ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by House of Stratus (first published January 1st 1969)
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Paul Lothane
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
This novel brings today at least three or four of the author's most memorable creations: the larger than life powerful, fabulously rich, sinister and evil Herman Radnitz; the very tall, blond ruthless Soviet Agent, Malik; the unconscionable killer with the one cold glittering eye, Lu Silk; and Mark Girland who is in a class of his own as (ex) agent and operative. Most of the focus is on the charismatic Girland who will apparently do anything whilst the "whiff of money" is concerned. This is an e ...more
Mark Vickers
Dec 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Another cracking novel from the maestro JHC, the CIA's top ex agent kirkland, the usual beautiful women, the russian spies and hitmen, pornographic films that will destroy the future president of the USA, a most unexpected ending.....
Mehvish Irshad
Jun 03, 2017 rated it did not like it
Opening Sentence: On this brilliantly sunny May morning, Paris was looking at it's best.

Mark Girland is an ex CIA agent living is Paris who is hired to find the daughter of the future president of the United States and the 3 blue films she made, and to get the situation under control before they fall into the wrong hands and destroy the reputation of the candidate. ( This was back when scandalous and shameful information could actually stop someone from becoming the president of the United Sta
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Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: james-chase
ΒΙΠΕΡ Νο.505
Η οσμή του χρήματος.

Η άνεση του J.C. να σκιαγραφεί και να διαχειρίζεται χαρακτήρες μας έδωσε αυτό το βιπεράκι καλύπτοντας και τις 194 σελίδες του.
Πρόκειται για αστυνομική περιπέτεια χωρίς αστυνομία ενώ έχει και γαρνίρισμα κατασκοπίας αφού πρωταγωνιστούν πράκτορες.
Το βιβλιαράκι αυτό έχει την πρωτοτυπία να κλείνει τη σειρά μιάς άτυπης τριλογίας. Και λέω πρωτοτυπία επειδή ο συγγραφέας δεν το συνήθιζε να κάνει σειρές.
Κατά τα λοιπά υπάρχουν τα συνηθισμένα καλούδια που με έχει συνηθίσει ο
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Seun Odukoya
Jul 12, 2016 rated it liked it

Featuring Mark Garland, the plot is very much similar to that of Shane Black's 2016 'The Nice Guys'. Politician's daughter hates her father and so does a couple of porn movies to spite the man. Politician hires Garland to retrieve daughter and films. Russia (and Malik) becomes involved.

Not the best Chase I've read - but definitely worth reading.
Samantha
Apr 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Nice book. Kirkland is all tough and 'Agenty'. And the action all begins at the estate. This is a good GREAT book!
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The edition I read was the UK Corgi books one.
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