Horse Under Water
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All that is designed to make Bernard defect East and were probably masterminded by his traitor wife, Fiona.
A very good book without inscriptions in a very good unclipped wrapper with some lifting to the laminate and some wear to the edges and tips and corners. After numerous encounters with various old friends of his father and retired agents, Samson finds himself swept up in the brutal, bloody plan to secure Fiona’s escape from the East.The exact opposite, Deighton very deliberately eschews almost all inner thinking by his protagonist.
viii] It is interesting that Michael Caine felt he could do no more with the role of Harry Palmer, and in some ways this mirrors Sean Connery’s attitude towards the role of James Bond, especially during his experiences with an intrusive media whilst filming You Only Live Twice (1967) in Japan. The question I didn't try to answer is why it is necessary to go to all the trouble of making a weather buoy able to submerge? The story starts off very strong, with our hero in Morocco setting up a deal that could see a government coup happening in Portugal, with him going back to London saying that financing will be required. It is submitted then that the main reason for the proposed film version of Horse Under Water being ‘dead in the water’ had as much to do with Harry Saltzman’s negative experience with the first change of lead actor in the James Bond film series at the time as it had to do with the relatively poor critical reaction to the film of Billion Dollar Brain.The last sentence, the parting thought of the sequence, the thing the author wants to imprint on your mind about the whole incident, is: ‘I soon mastered the knack of double-declutching the crash gearbox. From the entrance hall one could see right through the house to where the light-grey sea, dark clouds and whitewashed stone balcony hung like a tricolour outside the back door. A small man in a suede jacket poured thimble-size drinks from large unlabelled medicine bottles under the counter.