Carriers of Death

Department Z

Book 8
Ipso Books
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From an Edgar Award–winning author: Someone is trying to force Britain to declare war—but with what motive?
British armaments are being systematically destroyed, and the list of suspects stretches worldwide. Working alongside the British government, secret service agency Department Z is struggling to find the motive for this alarming sabotage when they discover a similar series of disasters are occurring, inexplicably, in America. Tensions between the two countries increase to a dangerous pitch.
In a desperate race against time, will Department Z manage to avert impending catastrophe and save Britain’s relationship with America? Secret service agent Gordon Craigie faces a powerful madman with a devastating scheme for global murder, in this gripping novel that blends international intrigue and criminal detection.
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John Creasey, MBE, was an English crime and science fiction writer who wrote more than six hundred novels using twenty-eight different pseudonyms.
He created several characters which are now famous. These include The Toff, Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard, Inspector Roger West, The Baron, and Doctor Stanislaus Alexander Palfrey. The most popular of these was Gideon of Scotland Yard, who was the basis for the television series Gideon’s Way and for the John Ford movie Gideon of Scotland Yard, also known by its British title Gideon’s Day. The Baron character was made into a 1960s TV series starring Steve Forrest.
In 1953, John Creasey founded the UK’s Crime Writers’ Association (CWA). The CWA New Blood Dagger is awarded in his memory for first books by previously unpublished writers. Sponsored by BBC Audiobooks, it includes a prize of £1,000.
John Creasey died in June 1973.
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Ipso Books
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Jun 19, 2017
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Espionage
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