THE GUNRUNNERS by John Murphy

THE GUNRUNNERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A cool, Caribbean action melodrama that develops slowly and is fairly attentive to characterization even though the hero, Glavin, and his friend, Forbes, are essentially 200 pound marionettes of the plot. Glavin has been weathering a mental overcast since his fiancee was blown up in Paris by a plastique bomb. Forbes, an ex-Army major, has deserted his adulterous wife. Both are aging wardogs and now Forbes wants Glavin to help him dispose of a hijacked shipment of Russian guns for oodles of boodle. Their buyer is a General Espador in the oil-rich country of Miranda which he would like to liberate. Presuming to be agents for a German tractor company, the two men enter Miranda, engage in a romance apiece, and before they are through, Forbes dies recovering his honor, the revolution fizzles, and Glavin nobly discards his ill-won loot..... Readable but forgettable.

Publisher: Macmillan