|Guardians, the (1967) [Novel]|
by W. Howard Baker
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Series: Richard Quintain
(From the publisher):
The setting was a city of trade for international secrets, where only the richest, the strongest and most ruthless could hope to survive...
There was Richard Quintain, walking alone as all men of action must, iron-hard, struggling and plotting, fighting, being beaten, licking his wounds and fighting again.
There was Stella, blonde, beautiful and cold, keeping Quintain guessing right up to the end. There was Giselle, the small and soft Frenchwoman who died at brutal hands. There was the double-agent, Mordecai, on sale to the highest bidder, prepared to kill anyone who stood in his way. And Schram, sex-obsessed beyond the satyresque.
Here too you meet Savvas, the little Armenian, following the most dangerous trade in the world. And the American girl, Beulah, the one weakness in Quintain's bright armour...
This is a story of humans caught in the web of inhuman international intrigue; the story of a nude woman who held the secrets of a nation.
Original title: The Guardians
Alternative titles: The Dirty Game
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Spy/Espionage