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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on November 23, 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
MacInnes was my favorite thriller novel writer, and this is one of her better (but not best) works. Set in the heart of the cold war, it has all the hallmarks of a MacInness book.

An educated and intelligent (but not "intelligence") writer is visting Greece to research a book. But his usual photographer vanishes, so his publisher supplies him with another. The replacement turns out to be a beautiful woman, and the missing photographer (and friend) turns out to be associated with former Communist-supported anti-Nazi partisans.

Things get confusing, and then they get dangerous. Is his friend still alive? Are the quickly-bonding pair in any danger? Who can they trust in a foreign land? Throw in some ancient ruins and some modern spies, and you have an exciting story.

Watch for one of the Greek intelligence agents to make a return appearance in THE DOUBLE IMAGE.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2005
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
Decision at Delphi was the first novel by Helen MacInnes that I had ever read. Having visited some of the places that the book mentions(It occurs primarily in Athens, Greece)made it even more realistic. It was a great novel of intrigue where I found myself rooting for some characters, while warning others not to go there or do that(out loud). I got really involved in the book. I have read and re-read the book many times over the years and consider it one of my top 10 favorite books I've read in my lifetime. It's always a good read, that is, every 2-3 years when I read it again.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 17, 2013
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
A classic love story set in Greece. Plenty of suspense. Instead of the usual political intrigue, MS McInnes introduces the politics of nihilism - something not often written about. Thoroughly enjoyable.
I recommend this to anyone who likes intrigue. Look at pictures of the Acropolis, Oracle at Delphi, and the Corinthian canal if you've never been to Greece to get a feel for the scenery.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 29, 2013
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This book has been one of my all-time favorites for over 20 years. Helen Macinnes is an excellent writer, and has captured the intrigue of the cold war era. I also helps that I have been to Delphi and was able to picture the scenes in my mind. However, Ms Macinnes writes a great word-picture, so those who haven't traveled to Greece can still picture the scenes. Great read!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 29, 2009
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Marvelous travelogue cum thriller cum romance. As puzzling a journey as Helen M. ever wrote, with recognizable and lovable (or hateful) characters. Warning! after the first 20 or 30 pages you can't put it down.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 3, 2013
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
I am a Helen MacInnes fan. I read all her books decades ago and decided to read tem again now that they are on Kindle. While this is not her worst book, it is also far from her best. I enjoy twists, turns, and complexity in my reading but there is a time when it is just too much. This is the case with this novel. Her descriptions are great. She obviously knows the territory and the Greek people nut this just never seems to settle down for the conclusion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 17, 2013
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I am so glad that the Macinnes books are being reprinted and are available on Kindle. I read this one in Greece, making it even more fun and relevant. In fact, the Peloponnese Peninsula has not changed all that much. This was an interesting if somewhat dated story, but Macinnes writes so well that it doesn't matter that her books are almost 60 years old.
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on February 8, 2015
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Helen MacInnes writes great books. Have complete collection of her books in paperback but was wanting to get the digital ones for my Kindle. Am so glad they have finally digitized them! Her books are a realistic glimpse into the life of those undercover agents who fight unknown and unrewarded to guard the freedom we accept as our given right. Or the underground fight during WWII in Europe often with amateurs walking the tightrope of an innocent abroad while helping those who worked to see the Allies won the war.
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on May 10, 2014
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
So glad to see this author in e-books! Classic stories, well written. If you love suspense, this author is a great introduction to classic suspense.
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on January 21, 2014
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
One of my most favorite espionage writers. Love her books. Great to be able to download to my Kindle. Thanks.
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