WAR GAME by Anthony Price

WAR GAME

By
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

Before the inevitable CIA and KGB involvements come to light, there's special interest for history buffs (if nobody else) as British Intelligence chief David Audley tries to prevent radical-murderer Charles Ratcliffe (editor of Red Rat) from using a hoard of just-discovered gold for revolutionary purposes; the gold is supposedly treasure stolen off a Spanish galleon and hidden--at Charlie's family manse by combatants under Cromwell. To try to prove that the gold isn't legally Charlie's, Audley reconstructs history--with castle tours, research, and observation of reenacted battles (there are clubs that do that sort of thing over there). But the 17th-century footnotes can't conceal the paper-thin 20th-century plot--or make it any more plausible.

Pub Date: June 10th, 1977
Publisher: Doubleday