Mr. Browne wrote the successful 11 Harrowhouse and while this may not be quite its ingenious equal, it is certainly in the...

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Mr. Browne wrote the successful 11 Harrowhouse and while this may not be quite its ingenious equal, it is certainly in the upper echelon of the genre and it moves through sophisticated and scenic backgrounds from New York to London to Eze on the Riviera and on to its king of the mountain finale on top of Egypt's Grand Pyramid. Hazard is a professional gambler with mnemonic gifts whose brother had been killed by Arab extremists. Now in conjunction with a very appealing girl, Keven, and a man at the head of an experimental telepathy program who enables them to transmit to each other, they manage to retaliate for his brother's death. Hazard is almost more Bond Street than Bond and he flinches from excessive violence (even where he does have to dispose of an Arab in a garbage truck). The entertainment is attractively attired and the stakes (canisters of nerve gas and/or anthrax) keep it urgent if -- it must be admitted -- familiar. It will do well -- now and later.

Pub Date: July 30, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Arbor House

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 1973