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The gun seller

By: Laurie, Hugh

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0099469391 / 9780099469391
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20 cm 338 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Heinemann, 1996.
In a 'ripping spoof of the spy genre' (Vanity Fair), Hugh Laurie tells the tale of a former Scots Guard-turned-hired gun, a freelance soldier of fortune, who also happens to be one hell of a nice guy.

Cold-blooded murder just isn't Thomas Lang's cup of tea.

Offered a tidy sum to assassinate an American industrialist, he opts to warn the intended victim instead - a good deed that soon takes a bad turn.

Quicker than he can down a shot of his favourite whiskey, Lang is bashing heads with a Buddha statue, matching wits with evil billionaires, and putting his life (among other things) in the hands of a bevy of femmes fatales.

Up against rogue CIA agents, wanna-be terrorists, and an arms dealer looking to make a high-tech killing, Lang's out to save the leggy lady he has come to love...and prevent an international bloodbath to boot.


FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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