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The Black Room Mass Market Paperback – 1975
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The context for all of this is basically a spy story featuring the kind of outlandish cold war preoccupations of the CIA and KGB such as remote viewing and sensory deprivation. Wilson's protagonist is Kit Butler, a middling English composer who, due mainly to the charms of a couple of female twins, allows himself to become one of a group of guinea pigs experimented upon at a remote government laboratory somewhere in the wilds of Scotland. He proves to be an outstanding `subject'. Seemingly, therefore, against his will, which is somewhat ironic, he is persuaded to act as a kind of Trojan horse so that MI5 can penetrate a non-aligned espionage group known as Station K.
Despite its quaintness and the fact that the ending is far too abrupt it's interesting, informative and engaging and will definitely appeal to those of Wilson's fans who have not yet had the pleasure.