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Buckley's Blackford Oakes books are a pleasure to read, a cut above most spy novels.
Buckley has a fine ability to weave an interesting plot, and his characterizations are detailed and marvelous.
Real persons of recent history are mixed with his fictional characters in a way that adds a feeling of realism.
I enjoy WFB writings, as much if not more for the expansion of my vocabulary, as for the story lines that jump out of history.Published 7 months ago by M. Graff
Bravo! Long live Blackford Oakes. Great read and very entertaining. Excellent recreation of the Cold War age - when everyone knew who the good guys were.Published 15 months ago by George M Velcich
Mystery, intrigue, drama, and an amazing plot. What more could you ask for? This spy thriller drives the reader to ask questions about right and wrong, trust and political... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Philip Thompson
Great story. Buckley's exceedingly large (and somewhat arcane) vocabulary make having a dictionary handy a plus. Comment section insists that I have 4 more words so here you are.Published 20 months ago by Aya K. Cloyd
The book arrived within a few days of ordering. The book was in excellent shape.Published on July 25, 2010 by buyer
I've always enjoyed reading Buckley's essays, whether I agreed with his premises or not. This is the 2nd of his Blackford Oakes novels I've read--I hope to read them all in the... Read morePublished on September 11, 2009 by Jay-man
Buckley endeavors to spin a tale of intrigue that forces the reader to face complex questions of morality and ethics in the context of high stakes Cold War espionage. Read morePublished on June 14, 2006 by Thomas E. Meade