AZRAEL by William L. DeAndrea


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The Russians send their angel of death to upstate New York to remind their long-placed agent that she's supposed to be working for the Evil Empire--instead of for the decadent capitalist publishing empire she inherited from her imperialist husband. Third in DeAndrea's series (Cronus, Snark). Petra Hudson is Not What She Seems To Be. To the world at large, she is the ""statuesque and handsome"" CEO of The Hudson Group and therefore one of the most influential publishers in the ever-less-free world. But she is also one of a hundred beautiful Soviet women unleashed on the capitalist world with instructions to marry rich and powerful men and bear children loyal to the Motherland. Somewhere along the line, however, Petra Hudson has forgotten her marching orders and gone native, and when the fiends in the Kremlin tell her it's time to go active, she drags her feet. She likes being Clare Booth Luce. So the Russkies send in Azrael, their secret weapon, to kill a few innocent townspeople as a warning to Petra that she'd better shape up and start printing misinformation on the double. Can anyone help? Yes! Petra's spunky daughter Regina recognizes her mother's mood change as more than hormonal, and calls in The Agency. The Agency sends its star agent, Alan Trotter, with instructions to Stop Azrael, whoever he may be. Violent and dumb comic-book thriller.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1987
Publisher: Mysterious Press--dist. by Ballantine