Imported clichÉs from Sweden--specifically, a remote salmon-fishing tourist trap where feminist journalist Anna and...

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Imported clichÉs from Sweden--specifically, a remote salmon-fishing tourist trap where feminist journalist Anna and photographer Ken (an American Vietnam deserter) go on assignment. Soon the hotel's housekeeper and ""warden"" are dead, with Anna and Ken among the hostages held by Steiner & Moll, hired guns intent on blowing up a nearby dam and drowning the ""American peace-senator"" who's angling there. But, after some quickie sex, surprises ensue: ""To think that charming Ken, the fashionable photographer, darling of all the girls, now reveals himself to be a secret agent."" Yes indeedy--and a theme too: ""In the first case, we become tools of the warmongers in stopping the foremost champion for disarmament and peace. In the second we condone a man benefiting from a serious crime which caused great destruction and death."" My, my. What's the opposite of skoal?

Pub Date: July 24, 1977

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: McKay

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 1977