Author: Richard Falkirk
Publisher: Collins Crime Club
The 1970s Middle East conflict is the setting for this high-octane thriller by the author of The Chill Factor. A crossed telephone wire causes a call from the President of the United States to his Ambassador in London to be overheard by geologist Tom Bartlett. Tom, preoccupied with thoughts of the conference he is to attend in Israel, puts the incident from his mind, unaware that he might not have been the only person listening in... He has not been in Tel Aviv a day, however, before the first attempt is made on his life. As Arab, Israeli, Russian and American agents begin to converge on him, it's clear that someone wants Tom's briefcase - and will stop at nothing to obtain it. The Twisted Wire, first published in 1971, is set at the height of the Middle East conflict, combining politics, espionage and murder into a compelling fast-moving adventure.