THE ZHUKOV BRIEFING by Antony Trew

THE ZHUKOV BRIEFING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

You'll be at sea again with Mr. Trew (Moonraker Mutiny; Kleber's Convoy; etc.), maybe all at sea unless you apply yourself to aligning the cover names, intelligence services (KGB, SIS, and just an appended CIA), surface and sub-surface vessels, nationalities, and particularly characters since the Russians have -ov endings (Lomov, Krasnov, Gerasov), while the Norwegians terminate their names with -en (Olufsen, Martinsen, Petersen). Yes, sorting them out and reassembling them is the main activity after the Russian ballistic missile submarine Zhulcov, with a radiation potential far in advance of ours, founders on a small island off the Norwegian coast and the British set up their operation Daisy Chain to determine its superiority. Meantime a Lieutenant Krasnov seems to have disappeared or defected--the latter proves to be the case only it's involuntary. Former Naval Commander Trew works in all the logistics without making his story either very lively or very deadly.

Pub Date: Dec. 24th, 1975
Publisher: St. Martin's