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Thriller / Espionage
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Assignment Budapest, Aarons, Edward S.
1 Aarons, Edward S. Assignment Budapest
New York Fawcett Gold Medal Mass Market Paperback Good+ 


Ex-library with no markings but pocket glued inside back cover. Spine a little slanted, corners bumped, minor edge wear, reading crease, some soiling, binding fairly tight. Edges yellowed but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy.

"My name's Sam Durell I'm troubleshooter for an agency so secret that even the government doesn't know about it. My assignment: track down the traitors, the saboteurs, the secret official killers. And find Ilona before the dread secret police torture and violate her beautiful body"; Ex-Library; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
004954 
Price: 4.95 USD

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Assignment Karachi, Aarons, Edward S.
2 Aarons, Edward S. Assignment Karachi
New York Fawcett Gold Medal 1967 Mass Market Paperback Good+ 


Spine slightly creased, slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear, a little soiling, stamp on front end paper. Some yellowing but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy.

"Bustling Bazaars, Exotic shops, these were the gay facades masking the sinister filth that went on in the tortuous streets, diverting tourists from dim harems where flesh and dope bought and sold like cigarettes, from dark alleys where a man's life can be had for the price of a meal. This was the Middle East Durell knew like the palm of his hand. It was the perfect playground for communist agents and the last place in the world for a beautiful millionaire business-woman to go adventuring. But nothing could persuade Sarah Standish to forsake this dangerous expedition to the grim mountains near the Chinese border….."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
004955 
Price: 3.95 USD

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The Secret Whispers (Large Print), Allbeury, Ted
3 Allbeury, Ted The Secret Whispers (Large Print)
New York Ulverscroft 1983 0708909124 / 9780708909126 Large Print Edition Pictorial Cover Good with no dust jacket 


Ex-library with usual markings and pocket, plus title page has been removed. Spine slanted, corners bumped, text is clean and unmarked. Large print edition.

"It was dangerous for Richter to come to England as a spy, even more so when he was "turned" by a young British captain into a double agent. But in 1945 with a new identity he returned to start a new life, safe from every threat; except the cruelest one of all-coincidence. When Richter's cover is blown, there is just one man who stands a chance of getting him out of East Germany alive-the man who had "turned" him seventeen years before."; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
003527 
Price: 12.95 USD

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The Light of Day, Ambler, Eric
4 Ambler, Eric The Light of Day
New York Carroll & Graf Publishers 1992 0881848360 / 9780881848366 Mass Market Paperback Very Good+ 


Front cover creased along lower right corner, corners bumped.

"Arthur Simpson, petty thief and con man, is caught between a rock and a hard place.
Discovered stealing traveler's checks from a hotel room, he is blackmailed by his 'victim' into smuggling arms across the border into Turkey for use in a major jewel heist. Unfortunately, the Turkish police find the guns in his car: If he doesn't agree to spy on his 'partners,' he'll spend the rest of his life rotting in a Turkish jail. If he does agree, his fate could be much worse . . ."; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall
001149 
Price: 4.00 USD

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The Light of Day, Ambler, Eric
5 Ambler, Eric The Light of Day
New York Alfred A Knopf 1962 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 


Corners slightly bumped, some soiling to boards and front edge. Jacket shows a little edge wear, chipping, darkening to spine.

"Arthur Simpson, petty thief and con man, is caught between a rock and a hard place.
Discovered stealing traveler's checks from a hotel room, he is blackmailed by his 'victim' into smuggling arms across the border into Turkey for use in a major jewel heist. Unfortunately, the Turkish police find the guns in his car: If he doesn't agree to spy on his 'partners,' he'll spend the rest of his life rotting in a Turkish jail. If he does agree, his fate could be much worse . . ."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
002337 
Price: 7.90 USD

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The Schirmer Inheritance, Ambler, Eric
6 Ambler, Eric The Schirmer Inheritance
New York Alfred A Knopf 1953 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Illustrated by Carlu, Jean [cover]

Corners slightly bumped, boards have some small spots, webbing showing at title page. DJ has very minor edgewear. Text is clean and unmarked.

"It all began when Amelia Schneider Johnson died with over three million dollars in bonds in a tin trunk underneath her bed. The search for a relative wove its way through eight thousand claims only to lose itself in Nazi Germany at the beginning of the war. Then in 1950 the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania decided to attach the estate, and Messrs. Lavater, Powell & Sistrom sent George Carey to Europe to find a dead man. What he found was an interpreter who still hated Germans, a priest who was holding something back, a Greek guerrilla who wouldn't talk, and a strange trail that led from Stuttgart to Yugoslavia before it came to its entirely unexpected end."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
004084 
Price: 9.50 USD

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Butterfly  (Orphans miniseries #1), Andrews, V. C.
7 Andrews, V. C. Butterfly (Orphans miniseries #1)
New York Pocket Books 1998 0671020293 / 9780671020293 Mass Market Paperback Near Fine 
Illustrated by Lebbad, Jim & Falkenstern, Lisa (cover)

A bright, attractive copy.

"All she wanted was to be someone’s little girl. . . Fate made her a lonely orphan, yearning for the embrace of a real family and a loving home. But a golden chance at a new life may not be enough to escape the dark secrets of her past."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
003396 
Price: 2.25 USD

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Crystal  (Orphan miniseries #2), Andrews, V. C.
8 Andrews, V. C. Crystal (Orphan miniseries #2)
New York Pocket Books 1998 0671020307 / 9780671020309 Mass Market Paperback Near Fine 
Illustrated by Lebbad, Jim & Falkenstern, Lisa (cover)

Very slight shelfwear. A bright, tight, attractive copy.

"All she wanted was a family she could call her own. . . As an orphan girl, Crystal was one of many - and utterly alone. But she still dreamed of a shining life of love and happiness, and freedom from the dark legacy of her past. . ."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
003397 
Price: 2.75 USD

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Dawn (Cutler series), Andrews, V. C.
9 Andrews, V. C. Dawn (Cutler series)
New York Pocket Books 1990 0671670689 / 9780671670689 Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
Illustrated by Newton, Richard (cover)

Spine slightly curved/creased, minor edgewear. A bright, attractive copy.

"In her fine new Virginia school, Dawn Longchamp feels happy and safe. But nothing is what it seems. . . Now Dawn and her older brother Jimmy have a chance for a decent, respectable life, and Dawn’s secret, precious hope to study singing can come true. Philip Cutler, the handsomest boy in school, sets Dawn’s heart on fire. She is deeply devoted to her brooding brother; but with Philip, she imagines a lovely dream of romance. . . Then Dawn’s mother suddenly dies, and her entire world begins to crumble. After a terrible new shock, she is thrust into a different family and an evil web of unspoken sins. Her sweet innocence lost, humiliated and scorned, Dawn is desperate to find Jimmy again. . . and strip away the wicked lies that will change all their lives forever!"; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
003383 
Price: 2.00 USD

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Fallen Hearts (Casteel series), Andrews, V. C.
10 Andrews, V. C. Fallen Hearts (Casteel series)
New York Pocket Books 1988 0671642561 / 9780671642563 Mass Market Paperback Very Good+ 


Spine very slightly slanted, very minor shelfwear. A bright, attractive copy.

"As Logan’s bride, she would savor now the love she had sought for so long. And free from her father’s clutches, she would live again in her backwoods town, a respected teacher and cherished wife. But after a wedding trip to Boston’s Farthinggale Manor and a lavish, elegant party, Heaven and Logan are persuaded to stay. . . lured by Tony Tatterton’s guile to live amidst the Tatterton wealth and privilege. Then the ghosts of Heaven’s past rise up once more, writhing around her fragile happiness. . . threatening her precious love with scandal and jealousy, sinister passions and dangerous dreams!"; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
003385 
Price: 2.00 USD

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Garden of Shadows  (Dollanganger Family series), Andrews, V. C.
11 Andrews, V. C. Garden of Shadows (Dollanganger Family series)
New York Pocket Books 1987 067164257x / 9780671642570 Mass Market Paperback Good 


Spine somewhat slanted/creased, some edgewear/bumping, crease on front cover. Text waffled due to water damage.

"Olivia dreamed of a sun-filled love, a happy life. Then she entered Foxworth Hall. . . Long before terror flowered in the attic, thin, spinsterish Olivia came to Virginia as Malcolm Foxworth’s bride. At last, with her tall handsome husband, she would find the joy she had waited for, longed for. Bet in the gloomy mansion filled with hidden rooms and festering desires, a stain of jealous obsession begins to spread. . . an evil that will threaten her children, two lovely boys and one very special, beautiful girl. For within one innocent child, a shocking secret lives. . . a secret that will taint the proud Foxworth name, and haunt all their lives forever!"; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall
003394 
Price: 2.75 USD

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Midnight Whispers (Cutler series), Andrews, V. C.
12 Andrews, V. C. Midnight Whispers (Cutler series)
New York Pocket Books 1992 0671695169 / 9780671695163 Mass Market Paperback Near Fine 
Illustrated by Sprinzen, Myles (cover)

Very slight shelfwear. A bright, attractive copy.

"Happy and innocent, Dawn’s daughter Christie has grown up in the safest, most loving of homes. . . Yet Christie can’t help feeling as if a dark cloud hovers over Cutler’s Cove. . . a cloud whose origins lie in her family’s troubled history, and the many questions no one, not even Dawn, will answer. Only one person can always chase away her blues: Gavin, Daddy Jimmy’s young and handsome stepbrother. Then, in one harsh night, Christie’s world is changed forever. She is shocked to discover her Uncle Philip’s unbrotherly love for her mother. . . but even worse is the way he now looks at Christie, his eyes bright with tortured passion. Fleeing to New York City, she finds her real father. . . a pathetic, helpless has-been. Desperate and heartbroken, she turns to Gavin, who travels with her to The Meadows, the plantation where Christie was born. In Gavin’s arms, in the first, tender moments of true love. Christie finds a refuge from her painful memories. But The Meadows is blighted by its own dark secrets - and all too soon Christie is torn from Gavin’s embrace. Now as black storms of evil gather around her, Christie must struggle to break the cruel bonds of the past. . . to defy the curse that has haunted Cutler’s Cove for generations."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
003382 
Price: 2.25 USD

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My Sweet Audrina, Andrews, V. C.
13 Andrews, V. C. My Sweet Audrina
New York Pocket Books 1990 0671729462 / 9780671729462 Mass Market Paperback Very Good 


Some wear at ends of spine. A bright, attractive copy.

A "haunting story of love and deceit, innocence and betrayal, and the suffocating power of parental love. Audrina Adare wanted so to be as good as her sister. She knew her father could not love her as he loved her sister. Her sister was so special, so perfect - and dead. Now she will come face to face with the dangerous, terrifying secret that everyone knows. Everyone except. . . my sweet Audrina."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
003386 
Price: 2.10 USD

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Raven (Orphan miniseries #4), Andrews, V. C.
14 Andrews, V. C. Raven (Orphan miniseries #4)
New York Pocket Books 1998 0671020315 / 9780671020316 Mass Market Paperback Very Good- 


Spine slightly slanted, minor edgewear/bumping. A bright, attractive copy.

"All she wanted was an end to broken promises. . . Her Mama made it painfully clear that she wished Raven had never been born. But even after she was sent to live with her kindly aunt and domineering uncle, humiliating secrets lurked - and threatened to dash forever Raven’s dream of a true home."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
003399 
Price: 2.00 USD

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Secrets of the Morning, Andrews, V. C.
15 Andrews, V. C. Secrets of the Morning
New York Pocket Books 1991 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Illustrated by Newton, Richard (cover)

Slight spine slant, corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket has a little edge wear and some minor chipping, a little rubbing. A nice copy.

Second in the Cutler series, following "Dawn".
"At last, Dawn has escaped from the shadow of her tortured past in Cutler's Cove. Now in New York City and enrolled in a prestigious music school, Dawn wants to forget her past ... but cannot forget Jimmy, her strong, supportive boyfriend, and the love and anguished secrets they shared.
"Then Dawn meets Michael Sutton, a handsome, cultured music teacher and renowned performer. . . Dawn's dreams are shattered when she discovers she's pregnant. Michael promises marriage, then disappears. Dawn returns to her Cutler family home ... unaware that she and her unborn child are part of a mysterious, diabolical plan engineered by Dawn's evil Grandmother Cutler."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
005357 
Price: 6.75 USD

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Secrets of the Morning, Andrews, V. C.
16 Andrews, V. C. Secrets of the Morning
New York Pocket Books 1991 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Illustrated by Newton, Richard (cover)

Spine slightly slanted. DJ has 1/2" tear, minor edgewear. A bright, attractive copy.

Second in the Cutler series, following "Dawn".
"At last, Dawn has escaped from the shadow of her tortured past in Cutler's Cove. Now in New York City and enrolled in a prestigious music school, Dawn wants to forget her past ... but cannot forget Jimmy, her strong, supportive boyfriend, and the love and anguished secrets they shared.
"Then Dawn meets Michael Sutton, a handsome, cultured music teacher and renowned performer. . . Dawn's dreams are shattered when she discovers she's pregnant. Michael promises marriage, then disappears. Dawn returns to her Cutler family home ... unaware that she and her unborn child are part of a mysterious, diabolical plan engineered by Dawn's evil Grandmother Cutler."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
006175 
Price: 7.40 USD

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Twilight's Child (Cutler series), Andrews, V. C.
17 Andrews, V. C. Twilight's Child (Cutler series)
New York Pocket Books 1992 0671695142 / 9780671695149 Mass Market Paperback Very Good+ 
Illustrated by Sprinzen, Myles (cover)

Spine slightly curved, minor shelfwear. A bright, attractive copy.

"As Mrs. James Gary Longchamp, Dawn is blissfully happy, but a legacy of deceit and betrayal still haunts her. . . . At last, Dawn can create a haven of warmth and love for her beautiful baby girl, Christie, and her darling Jimmy. Dawn is a huge success as the new owner of the Cutler’s Cove hotel. . . and soon she and Jimmy will be blessed with a child of their own. Yet Dawn cannot quell her forebodings of evil. She can sense Grandmother Cutler’s presence everywhere. . . can feel her bitter hatred as if the old lady plotted her vengeance from the grave. When Dawn discovers that her brother, Philip, still clings to his mad, shameful passion for her, she is heartstricken. Her spiteful, jealous sister, Clara, is far easier to ignore. . . until the day Clara’s childish rage explodes into violence, destroying Dawn’s most cherished, precious dream. Then Christie’s father, debonair singing star Michael Sutton, returns. Now, as the heartaches and scandals of the past threaten to engulf her, Dawn must fight for her steadfast Jimmy. . . for only with Jimmy’s love can she find the rainbow at the end of the storm."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
003384 
Price: 2.50 USD

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The Peollenberg Inheritance, Anthony, Evelyn
18 Anthony, Evelyn The Peollenberg Inheritance
New York Coward, McCann, & Geoghegan, Inc. 1972 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 


"A masterful drama of continental intrigue, set against the glittering backdrop of London, Paris, and Munich, here is the spellbinding story of a beautiful young woman's search for her father, his clouded past and a mysterious inheritance." Sticker with owner's name as well as her signature inside front cover. Some speckling along top edge of pages. Cover shows some general wear with a few dents and chipping.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
000215 
Price: 6.95 USD
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A Matter of Honor, Archer, Jeffrey
19 Archer, Jeffrey A Matter of Honor
New York, NY Linden Press 1986 0671624342 / 9780671624347 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 


Corners bumped, coffee ring on front board. Jacket shows minor edge wear.

"As Adam listens to the final bequest of his father's will, he knows he will at last learn the unspoken secret that shadowed the peaceful retirement of Colonel Scott and turned him from a WWI hero into a disgraced and broken man. But inside the yellowed envelope Adam finds a far more important secret. The path Adam has to follow leads him first to the innermost vault of a Swiss bank where his real inheritance lies-a priceless work of Russian art, a 14th-century icon, smuggled out of Russia by the last Czar and subsequently passed into the hands of a Nazi war criminal by a bizarre twist of fate. In following the path to clear his father's name, Adam has stumbled upon a revelation so explosive that it could forever change the balance of power between America and the Soviet Union."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
001511 
Price: 7.75 USD

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The Freedom Trap, Bagley, Desmond
20 Bagley, Desmond The Freedom Trap
Glasgow Fontana 1985 000615266X / 9780006152668 Mass Market Paperback Very Good+ 


Slight crease to spine, corners bumped, chip at base of spine, slight darkening.

"The trap is sprung. The Scarperers, a brilliantly organised gang for getting long-tern prisoners out of gaol, have sprung Slade, notorious Russian double agent. Slade's trail leads British agent Owen Stannard to Malta, where he finds his quarry. . . and the mastermind behind the Scarperers: suave cultured-and a killer."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
001287 
Price: 4.15 USD

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