Raven"" is ex-Scotland-Yarder John Raven, roped into his fourth reluctant involvement by effusive emigre Casimir Zaleski,...

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RAVEN AND THE KAMIKAZE

Raven"" is ex-Scotland-Yarder John Raven, roped into his fourth reluctant involvement by effusive emigre Casimir Zaleski, whom you may or may not remember from Zaleski's Percentage (1973); ""The Kamikaze"" is terminally ill Polish refugee Henryk Lamprecht, a decoder for British Security who's dead set on liquidating the Russian (now at the Embassy in London) who killed his wife and daughter. Raven, Lamprecht's English sweetheart, and Lamprecht's current employers--they all have different reasons to be in pursuit as the Kamikaze and his bomb (disguised as the decoding computer he's peddling to Moscow) close in on the Embassy. Competent cat-and-mousery with nothing (except Zaleski's mittel-Europa accent) either overdrawn or understated.

Pub Date: Aug. 1, 1977

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1977