Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Hidden Target

Sandie has lent me The Hidden Target, an espionage novel written by the very prolific Helen MacInnes.  Published in 1980, it's the tale of a battle against international terrorism, as well as a romance between Nina and Robert. This riveting story is very different from what I normally read, but it has already drawn me in. Helen MacInnes' prose is succinct and lucid, bringing the characters and settings, both here and abroad, into sharp, life-like focus. This Scottish born author is world famous for the genre of suspense novels, having published over twenty books during a career which spanned more than forty years. Will this book sharpen my own skills as a sleuth, as I attempt to solve the puzzles and mysteries in the book and my own world?  I hope so.  Isn't that why we read, anyway, for clues, and to ultimately figure things out?

Interested in finding more books by 'the queen of spy writers', Helen MacInnes?  Visit Fantastic Fiction in the UK.

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