THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

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This remarkable novel sets the story up in Northern Finland, where a pilot uses to fly surveys for mineral companies and pilot hunters around the remote forests of Lapland.

Characteristics

Book cover finish Canvas finish, Hardcover ( square back binding )
Special features Insert, Slightly damaged dust jacket, Second Impression
Condition Old, like new
Number of pages 255
Published date 1964
Languages English
Size 14 x 20 x 3 cm
Author Gavin Lyall
Editor Hodder and Stoughton Ltd

Description

In THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME the author deploys his remarkable talent at scene setting, hair - trigger dialogue and crisp story - telling to make this, his second adventure novel, outstanding in anyone's language. Set along the Russian border in Northern Finland, it is the story of Bill Cary who, like his amphibious plane, has seen better days. Now he flies surveys for mineral companies and pilots hunters around the remote forests of Lapland.

 

In the fag end of Summer, some strange characters start appearing north of the Artic Circle. There is a Virginian millionaire, potting his way with inexorable etiquette through the big game list. Why should his beautiful and expensive sister come all the way from the States to fetch him home ? There is the driver of the sixty - foot caravan, hardly built for cruising the Arctic Highway ; there is Judd, the timber buyer - but who would want to murder a timber buyer ? Why is Finnish Security asking questions about gold sovereigns ? Why should an experienced pilot crash on an familiar landing ? And who is the man in his veiled past whom Cary would like to see killed ? And just what is the " most dangerous game " ?

 

The answer comes among the roar of aircraft engines and the crash of gunfire in the primeval forests and lakes of Lapland, where the nearest human being may be fifty miles away - or waiting behind the next tree.

À PROPOS DE CET AUTEUR
Gavin Lyall

Gavin Tudor Lyall ( May 9th, 1932 - January 18th, 2003 ) was born in Birmingham ( West Midlands, England ). 


After completing his two years of National Service, 1951 to 1953, as a Pilot Officer in the Royal Air Force flying Gloster Meteors, he went to Pembroke College ( Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England ) graduating in 1956 with honours in English. While at Cambridge, Gavin Lyall wrote regularly for the undergraduate newspaper Varsity and also created a strip cartoon whose hero, " Olly ", reflected student life and became a cult figure. He became Editor of Varsity in 1956. 


After graduating he worked briefly as a reporter for the Birmingham Gazette, Picture Post and Sunday Graphic newspapers and then as a film director for the BBC's Tonight programme. From 1959 to 1962, Gavin Lyall was a newspaper reporter and the aviation correspondent for the Sunday Times.


His first novel, The Wrong Side of the Sky, was published in 1961, drawing from his personal experiences in the Libyan Desert and in Greece. He then left journalism in 1963 to become a full - time author. Gavin Lyall's first seven novels in the 1960's and early 1970's were action thrillers with different settings around the world. 


Despite the commercial success of his work, he began to feel that he was falling into a predictable pattern, and abandoned both his earlier genres, and the first - person narrative, for his " Harry Maxim " series of espionage thrillers beginning with The Secret Servant published in 1980. 


In the 1990's, Gavin Lyall changed literary direction once again, and wrote four semi - historical thrillers about the fledgling British secret service in the years leading up to the First World War. Here are some of his works : Midnight Plus One ( 1965 ), Freedom's Battle : The War in the Air 1939 - 1945 ( 1971 ), Judas Country ( 1975 ), The Crocus List ( 1985 ), Spy's Honour ( 1993 ), Honourable Intentions ( 1999 ). 


( source : Wikipedia )

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