Here Be Monsters

Anthony Price, Author Mysterious Press $15.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-89296-154-2
Intended as a sophisticated thriller in the mold of Le Carre, this is a laboriously paced novel that fails to generate much drama or suspense. When an American veteran of D-Day dies in Normandy on the 40th anniversary of the invasion, the event marks the opening of a chess game between the KGB and British Intelligence. In occasionally bewildering sequence, the thread of the story goes from the dead American, a suspected Soviet agent, to a group of British men who may also be KGB. It is up to Elizabeth Loftus, a neophyte in the world of espionage, to ferret out the answers with the assistance of her superior, David Audley, whose own loyalties are suspect because he had investigated these men some 30 years earlier and found nothing suspicious. While the plot is interesting, it is not related in a manner tht grips the reader, and the book ultimately flounders in wordiness. 50,000 ad/promo. (May 14)
Reviewed on: 09/29/1986
Release date: 10/01/1986
Mass Market Paperbound - 978-0-445-40578-3
Hardcover - 436 pages - 978-1-55504-122-9
Hardcover - 436 pages - 978-1-55504-137-3
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