The Forbidden Territory
A&C Black, 10.10.2013
Dennis Wheatley's first published novel, introducing his modern trinity of musketeers in the epicurean Duke de Richleau, financier Simon Aron, and the wealthy young American, Rex Van Ryn.
The Duke receives a coded message from his missing friend, Van Ryn who, while hunting for treasure lost during the Soviet takeover of Russia, is now in prison somewhere in that vast country.
Along with the Duke, good friends Simon Aron and Richard Eaton set off on a secret mission to secure his escape. Without official papers they lead a thrilling caper, hunted by the Secret Police, through Siberia and across the plains of Soviet Russia.
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - ReneeRobinson - LibraryThing
This was not what I expected and really isn't my taste. However, for one who does like this era and the "genteel" man who adores the ladies, this book is for you. The author is classically talented ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Review: The Forbidden Territory (Duke de Richleau #5)Nutzerbericht - Goodreads
An ok adventure yarn, this time relying on pure Cold War paranoia rather than occult horror to establish bad guys. The heroes were generally sympathetic but the plot moved a bit slowly for a thriller. I'd pass on this one. *Disclaimer: I won a copy of this in a Good Reads first reads giveaway* Vollständige Rezension lesen