Marco Polo, If You Can

The Blackford Oakes Mysteries

Book 4
Open Road Media
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A CIA agent is on trial in the USSR in this New York Times bestseller that “mixes politics, humor, suspense, and ingenious espionage capers” (Publishers Weekly).

The prisoner in the dock is accused of unspeakable crimes against the Soviet Union—charges Blackford Oakes is proud to be guilty of. The agent has spent 9 years fighting the spread of Communism in Europe, and he intends to continue the battle. It shouldn’t be hard for the Russians to convict him of espionage—after all, Oakes was found on Soviet soil in a downed U-2 spy plane—and it will take a masterstroke for the agent to escape execution. The funny thing is, the Russians are playing right into his hands.
 
After 3 years on leave from the CIA, Oakes was brought back to take part in 1 of the most daring operations in intelligence history. His mission is to crash the plane, get captured, and endure the trial. So far, everything’s going according to plan. Now he just has to get out of the Soviet Union alive.
 
Marco Polo, If You Can is the 4th book in the Blackford Oakes Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
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William F. Buckley Jr. (1925–2008) was an author and political commentator. In 1955, he founded the influential conservative magazine National Review. Buckley also hosted the popular television show Firing Line and wrote a twice-weekly syndicated newspaper column. He is the author of more than fifty books, including titles on history, politics, and sailing, as well as a series of spy novels featuring CIA agent Blackford Oakes.
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Open Road Media
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Published on
Aug 25, 2015
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Pages
235
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ISBN
9781504018524
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Espionage
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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