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Understrike

John Gardner

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Boysie Oakes is back.The suave, womanising special agent for British Intelligence returns in his second thrilling adventure.At the height of the Cold War, Boysie is sent on a routine mission to America.In San Diego, he will be the official BritishMoreBoysie Oakes is back.The suave, womanising special agent for British Intelligence returns in his second thrilling adventure.At the height of the Cold War, Boysie is sent on a routine mission to America.In San Diego, he will be the official British observer for the test-fire of America’s latest nuclear missile: The Trepholite.But the Soviets have other plans.A double of Boysie has been sent into the field.And very soon Boysie is embroiled in a game of bluff and double-bluff involving a holocaustic missile, a slick con man - and Vladimir Solev, an deadly opponent and yet also a man in whom Boysie sees something of himself.Along the way, Boysie is mixed up with two gorgeous women - the sultry Priscilla Braddock Fairchild and the luscious Chicory Triplehouse.As he adventures across the United States, Boysie must dodge bullets, deadly predators and jealous women.And as he arrives in San Diego the clock is ticking and Operation Understrike is under way.‘Understrike’ comes from a series of highly acclaimed spy novels featuring cowardly secret agent, Boysie Oakes. It is perfect for fans of classic British spy fiction, including Ian Fleming, Len Deighton, and Desmond Bagley.Before coming an author of fiction in the early 1960’s John Gardner was variously a stage magician, a Royal Marine officer and a journalist. In all Gardner has fifty-four novels to his credit, including Maestro, which was the New York Times book of the year. He was also invited by Ian Fleming’s literary copyright holders to write a series of continuation James Bond novels, which proved to be so successful that instead of the contracted three books he went on to publish some fourteen titles, including Licence Renewed and Icebreaker. Having lived in the Republic of Ireland, the United States and the UK, John Gardner sadly died in August of 2007 having just completed his third novel in the Moriarty trilogy, Conan Doyle’s eponymous villain of the Sherlock Holmes series.Cool polished story-telling with all the sexy sidelines in the best James Bond tradition Evening Standard