Dead Reckoning by Clive Egleton

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A victim of brutal mass murder is discovered to have been using the identity of SIS agent Peter Ashton's wife. It quickly becomes clear that someone has breached the top secret SIS personnel files and that an all-too-deadly game is being played out. With every lead ending in a dead end and dead body, time is running out for Peter Ashton and his deadliest adversary is one step ahead.

About Clive Egleton

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Espionage thriller writer Clive Egleton was born on November 25, 1927. Egleton was a Lieutenant Colonel in the British Army and was also involved in intelligence missions in Cyprus, the Persian Gulf, and East Africa. His espionage thrillers include A Killing in Moscow and Blood Money.
Published January 1, 1999 by Hodder & Stoughton. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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It’s the intramural intrigue that’s the most fun in this bristling, post-Soviet spy novel from prolific Egleton (Blood Money, 1998, etc.) Peter Ashton, that nonpareil among clandestine folk, receives a terrible jolt as the story gets underway: His wife is dead, he’s told by his boss, Victor Hazel...

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Secret Intelligence Service agent Peter Ashton, always willing to bend the rules, has more reason than ever to push the envelope when one of the three people found dead in a London psychiatrist's office is discovered to have been using the identity of Peter's wife, Harriet.

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