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Book Note: Anthony Price, Sion Crossing

I read this book about 14-Dec-2004. I've read this book before. The book is copyright . This note was last modified Thursday, 22-May-2014 15:30:42 PDT.

This is book 14 of the "David Audley" series.

This note contains spoilers for the book.


I've also got a general page on Anthony Price.

Just after losing the leadership battle (and getting the worst job -- assistant director), Latimer is approached by Howard Morris to talk to US Senator Cookridge and do a job of harmless historical research for him. It involves tracing some treasure that his daughter has a line on. His daughter, actually step-daughter, is the daughter of Bob Macallan, who Audley worked on the Debreczen list with back in the early mists of time. But it takes quite a while to put all this together.

Macallan has died, after being eased out of the CIA after his Debreczen List investigations got too nasty to too many important people that he couldn't quite clear.

It takes even longer to put together that the guy Latimer talked to wasn't really the Senator, who had been visiting an old friend from the war across town at the time.

In fact, Macallan has got one of his Debreczen candidates actually running a safe-house for the KGB, using a local Confederate reenactment group for cover and security. And he intended to send Audley into it, to probably get killed, and to certainly prove that he was right about at least one of the candidates that was abandoned.

This is the most American book since Our Man In Camelot, but perhaps because it's set in the South, and certainly because of the wild linguistic excursions of Mulholland / Kingston, doesn't come off sounding as funny.

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