1985. First edition. A fine, unmarked copy in a near fine, lightly edge bumped d/w.
The gripping Cold War thriller from international bestselling author Clare Francis The demonstrations, strikes, and student uprisings that punctuated Paris during the late 1960s only served to hide a more devious presence lurking on European soil. A dangerous terror group took root amidst the Paris barricades, a well-trained group of assassins and spies known as the Crystal Faction. Trained in Italy and funded by Moscow, these Cold War killers have made their way to England, and Nick Ryder of Special Branch feels alone in identifying and infiltrating the sleeper cell. This thriller of espionage and murder runs a fast pace as Ryder works diligently, despite resistance from his superiors and a complete lack of cooperation from MI5, to track down the terrorists before they can strike again.