COMFORT ME WITH SPIES by Marc Lovell

COMFORT ME WITH SPIES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Mark McShane, when he's feeling foolish, assumes the name of Marc Lovell and concocts a tale for 6'7' Appleton Porter, the buffoon of British Intelligence. On this occasion, Appleton is sent to Canada to participate in a wrestling tournament and discredit its promoters--the short-skirted, low-necklined Agnes de Grace; the golf-player/ poker-aficionado Samuel Glacier; and the champ himself, ""Bull Massive""--all of whom are backing a Canadian politico with solid ties to terrorists. Appearing as the Silver Flash, complete with stylish hood, Appleton bumbles his way to the tournament finals, thus bringing financial ruin on the trio (who thought they'd rigged all the matches) and saving the empire in the process. Cloying, with silly, sexist humor and a hero who is not only past his prime but never had one.

Pub Date: June 1st, 1990
Publisher: Doubleday