High Jinx by William F Buckley Jr, 1986
Synopsis: The year is 1954, and Joseph Stalin is dead. As the ruthless Laurenti Beria, head of the KGB, plots to succeed him, another drama is taking place in a distant part of the Soviet empire. United States and British commandoes have begun a mission to overthrow the Soviet-controlled government of Albania, but it is doomed to failure from the outset--jinxed by a traitor.In the aftermath of the disaster, CIA super spy Blackford Oakes pursues his adversary from a covert camp for training murderers to Buckingham Palace, from a KGB hideout in Stockholm to the very doors of the Kremlin.
The result is a satisfying tale that brings this episode in the conflict between the West and the Soviet Bloc to a summary conclusion.
- 1986 copy of High Jinx by William F Buckey, Jr
- hardcover with dust jacket
- Book of the Month book club edition
- some light discoloration on the back of the book jacket, though overall excellent condition