The Achilles Heel
By (author) Reg Gadney
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Achilles Heel by Reg Gadney
The title of this book is Achilles Heel and is written by author Reg Gadney. The book Achilles Heel is published by Faber & Faber. The ISBN of this book is 9780571179398 and the format is Paperback. The publisher has not provided a book description for Achilles Heel by Reg Gadney.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780571179398
(179mm x 112mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 10-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Reg Gadney
Immaculate Deception, Paperback (February 2007)
Ruthless killer, Klaas-Pieter Terajima is hell-bent on the destruction of his arch-rival, the one man who knows him intimately and stands a chance of defeating him, private investigator, Alan Rosslyn. Together they plunge into the nightmare world of powerful private security firms and the violent maelstrom of Russian exiles, masters of conspiracy.
Scholar of Extortion, Paperback (July 2004)
When Winston Lim, an incorruptible Inspector in the Hong Kong police force, receives a tip that a major act of maritime terrorism is about to happen, he races off into the eye of a storm and soon realises that he has walked straight into a trap.
Strange Police, Paperback (July 2000)
Rosslyn's lover and employer, Aprodite has connections in intelligence in Greece. When she is murdered, he is the prime suspect and is smuggled back to London where he discovers that she was involved in a plan to steal the Elgin Marbles and return them to Greece. But some in the British security service plan to let the Greeks get away with it.
Mother, Son and Holy Ghost, Paperback (July 1999)» View all books by Reg Gadney
Investigating the circumstances in which a young American woman died from a heroin overdose, Alan Rosslyn finds himself delving deeper and deeper into the secrets of an apocalyptic sect, whose contacts reach into the higher strata of MI5, the CIA and the American government.
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Author Biography - Reg Gadney
Reg Gadney was born in Cross Hills, Yorkshire in 1941 and educated at the Dragon School, Oxford and at Stowe. He studied English, Fine Art and Architecture at St. Catherine's College, Cambridge, and whilst there he became the editor of Granta. He won a Theodore von Karman Scholarship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he became an Instructor and Research Fellow.Before going up to Cambridge he was commissioned into the Coldstream Guards and served in London, Windsor, Libya, France and in Norway where he qualified as a NATO instructor in Winter Warfare and Arctic Survival. He was then employed in the British Embassy in Oslo as Assistant to the Naval, Military and Air Attache. In 1969 he was appointed Deputy Controller of the National Film Theatre where he organised many film seasons, including the first tribute to the Cinematheque Francaise and Henri Langlois.In 1970 he became a part-time Tutor at the Royal College of Art. He was subsequently made Senior Tutor, Fellow and the youngest Pro-Rector in the history of the College. For several years he was responsible for the Academic Policy, Student Welfare and the Lion and Unicorn. He has also lectured at both Oxford and Cambridge universities, Harvard, MIT, at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, and at the Academy of Arts and Sciences in Moscow.In 1984 he became a full-time writer. He has written several screenplays for television, including Last Love for the BBC and the award-winning Kennedy for Central TV and NBC. He has also adapted Iris Murdoch's The Bell for the small screen. He has written for The Spectator, the London Magazine and the Evening Standard. His adaptation of Minette Walters' novel, The Sculptress, was shown on BBC1, and earned Gadney a Bafta nomination. He is the author of eleven novels, including the Alan Rosslyn books - Just When We Are Safest, The Achilles Heel, Mother, Son and Holy Ghost and Strange Police. A fifth case for Rosslyn, Gadney's exhilarating The Scholar of Extortion, was published by Faber in June 2003. Reg Gadney lives in London.
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