A Prayer for Fair Weather: A Thriller by John Broderick soon to be presented for sale on the exceptional BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London & New York: Marion Boyars, 1984, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Signed, with a dedication, by the author on the first blank unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.
From the cover: John Brodericks novel is a study of loyalty and fidelity set amidst the grubby and ruthless intrigues of the British secret service. A cell of extremist terrorists with international connections has established itself in London to spearhead a series of anti-Semitic attacks. The attempt to infiltrate the cell, discover its leader and eradicate both binds together a wide variety of people: government officials, ministers of the church, agents, lovers and adulterers, the upper class intellectual and the lowest class of alcoholic derelict.
In a tersely written, tightly structured thriller these characters are in perpetual conflict not only with each other but with their own feelings and conscience. The novels climax concerns the brutal and calculating deals necessary to ensure an honourable temporary peace in a secret war in which loyalty and betrayal mean everything.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little tanned overall. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. 8¾” x 5½”.
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