The Girl From Peking
By George B. Mair
George Mair’s readers have grown to expect excitement in plenty, a high-speed plot and, in NATO special agent David Grant, a hero whose adventures involve him in top-level intrigue and rough action.
In the fifth David Grant story the author uses his expert knowledge of sophisticated drugs and of surgical techniques to show that, when the stakes are high, advanced security methods cannot always protect top people from blackmail-even when they are innocent.
The clash between the girl from Peking-the girl with two faces-and David Grant comes when he is ordered to smash a conspiracy designed to guarantee China an early place in the United Nations Organisation.
Written with a nerve-tingling authenticity and with special knowledge of the Paris underworld, The Girl from Peking makes the most colourful David Grant story to date.
George Brown Mair was born at Troon in Scotland in May, 1914 and was educated at Kilmarnock Academy and Glasgow University, where he qualified as a doctor. He visited most European countries, Asia from Japan to Turkey, South America, the West Indies, Canada, the United States, and parts of Africa. With his Dutch wife Trudie, he visited nearly all the Communist countries in Europe, during the course of which they were the first to photograph the interior of the Kremlin palaces and met many Soviet leaders.