Wreath of Camellias
By George B Mair
The eighth David Grant story is another colourful and breathtaking adventure in which NATO’s special agent has to pit his wits-and his courage-against a Chinese Intelligence network which covers the world.
With Grant in his struggle is his girlfriend Krystelle, while among those ranged against him is his implacable enemy: Tania, the Girl from Peking.
Currency frauds leading to political blackmail and ultimately to murder send Grant on a mission which races through Europe from Lisbon’s riverside bars to Amsterdam’s red-light district where the final duel is fought out through closed-circuit television.
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.