Secret agent Boysie Oakes feels completely alone.
He is on the run and terrified, travelling from Paris, across France, and down to his old stamping ground, the Cote d'Azur.
But who is chasing him? And why?
Nobody escapes the past, and Boysie is no exception - events are catching up with him like hounds descending upon a screeching hare.
A nemesis comes first in the shape of his former boss in the Department - the oily James George Mostyn.
Sought out by Mostyn, Boysie finds himself back on active service and forced to sit on SEAT - Special Executive for Anti-Terrorism.
A routine conference in Paris, however, reveals the truth.
Both Mostyn and Boysie are being set up at the wrong end of a series of ruthless liquidations, and somebody has to lose.
Before he can shout for a lifebuoy, Boysie finds himself on the run - both from the French police and security organisations, who want him for murder; and from the shadows of the past, who want him dead.
‘A Killer for a Song’ is the seventh in the Boysie Oakes series of novels by John Gardner. Tightly written and packed with incredible twists, ‘A Killer for a Song’ is a brilliant continuation of the story of Gardner’s cowardly professional assassin.
It is perfect for fans of classic British spy fiction, including Ian Fleming, Len Deighton, and Desmond Bagley.
Praise for the Boysie Oakes series:
“Gardner’s at the top of his form.” Daily Mirror
“Boysie Oakes is at the top of his form in this topical thriller.” Guardian
“All very entertaining in a crazy sort of way.” Morning Star
Before coming an author of fiction in the early 1960’s John Gardner was variously a stage magician, a Royal Marine officer and a journalist. In all Gardner has fifty-four novels to his credit, including Maestro, which was the New York Times book of the year. He was also invited by Ian Fleming’s literary copyright holders to write a series of continuation James Bond novels, which proved to be so successful that instead of the contracted three books he went on to publish some fourteen titles, including Licence Renewed and Icebreaker. Having lived in the Republic of Ireland, the United States and the UK, John Gardner sadly died in August of 2007 having just completed his third novel in the Moriarty trilogy, Conan Doyle’s eponymous villain of the Sherlock Holmes series.
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