By Antony Melville-Ross
An aircraft is forced down on an RAF fighter station in Cyprus. Aboard is a dead dog. The dead dog is so valuable – or so dangerous – that its guardian refuses to let the Station Commander near it.
And so begins Blindfold – an intelligently-plotted spy tale that draws on the author’s extensive experience.
The novel’s hero, Trelawney, is a hulking ex-submariner, contemptuous of the top brass and easily roused to violence. The backgrounds against which the story is set – an Intelligence headquarters in London, City boardrooms, the Libyan desert – all sharply observed.
Blindfold is a top-quality spy thriller and a ‘must read’ for fans of Fleming, Le Carré, Deighton et al.