By Stephen Hunter
Julian Raines used to be a golden boy from Eton, a well known younger poet who fled into the Spanish Civil battle. Robert Florry used to be Raine's pal. Now he's being blackmailed through British Intelligence into weeding out his outdated buddy in Spain. MI-6 says Julian Raines has became KGB spy.
The whorehouses of Barcelona are jammed. The bars are packed with laughter, and the streets are operating with wine and blood. within the chaos, Robert Florry will locate his previous pal, unaware noose of espionage, mental terror, and homicide is being tightened round them by means of masters of the craft. A Soviet agent named the satan Himself has long gone rogue; an American mobster became mystery policeman is after a lacking gold cargo; and all of the ideas have replaced. Now there's just one manner out of Spain: on a direction of terror, lies and blood.