Title: Once a Spy. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Jonathan Cape, London, 1981, ISBN:0224019023
Seller ID: 106908
AIRTH, Rennie. Once a Spy. London: Jonathan Cape, (1981). First Printing. Pp. (4),5-245,(1). 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "Poor Sophy. She was pushed to her death from an eighth-storey window and they calledit suicide. Blaney remembered her from Berlin all those years ago -- that maniacal laugh of hers with the remorseless rhythm of a police siren. People were always reminding Blaney of something he already knew: he was not cutout to be a spy. That's why he'd left it all behind in the early 1960s and taken to selling people 'security' against a rising tide of armed crime. I t was currently his opinion that there was no such thing as security, just as there was no such thing as an ex-spy. Here he was, seventeen years later, with McIver breathing down his neck to discover why everyone connected with the Berlin operation was suddenly dropping dead. It was an interesting enough question, since Blaney had a fine chance of being next." - from the dustjacket. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Uncommon. 100.00