The Cilla Rose Affair

Diversion Publishing Corp.
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He played a spy on TV. Now he’s recruiting his sons into the real-life world of international espionage—from the author of Skywatcher.
 
Evan Harris’s experiences as a spy helped make him a star playing one on TV. When Britain’s best-loved breakfast show DJ dies, only Evan knows what it has to do with a pirate radio station, a long-lost diary, a suspected double agent, the London Underground, and mysterious sound waves underneath the Fitzroy Theatre.
 
So Evan recruits his three sons to help him unmask the traitor deep within the British spy community in a sting operation not unlike a storyline from his own cult 1960’s TV show . . .
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Winona Kent was born in London, England. She immigrated to Canada with her parents at age 3, and grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan, where she received her BA in English from the University of Regina. After settling in Vancouver, she graduated from UBC with an MFA in Creative Writing. More recently, she received her diploma in Writing for Screen and TV from Vancouver Film School.
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Publisher
Diversion Publishing Corp.
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Published on
Jul 7, 2015
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Pages
304
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ISBN
9781626818873
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Thrillers / Espionage
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