Last Call for Blackford Oakes by William F. Buckley audiobook

Last Call for Blackford Oakes: A Blackford Oakes Mystery

By William F. Buckley Jr.
Read by Patrick Cullen

Blackstone Publishing 9780156032957

The Blackford Oakes Mysteries: Book 11

9.12 Hours Unabridged
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Over twenty years ago, William F. Buckley Jr. launched the dashing character of Blackford Oakes like a missile over the literary landscape. This newly minted CIA agent—brainy, bold, and complex—began his career by saving the queen of England and quickly took his place in the pantheon of master spies drawn up by Somerset Maugham, Graham Greene, and John le Carré. Against the backdrop of Cold War intrigue, in this his eleventh outing, Oakes crosses swords with Kim Philby, perhaps the highest-ranking in the parade of defectors to the Soviet Union. Oakes is now himself a master spy, this time working outside the ambit of the director and around agency rules. His romance with an able and worldly Soviet doctor is consolation for the death of his beloved Sally. But after his return to Washington, he receives dismaying news. It is inevitable that the great Soviet spy and the renowned American agent will meet again—this time with deadly consequences.

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Summary

Over twenty years ago, William F. Buckley Jr. launched the dashing character of Blackford Oakes like a missile over the literary landscape. This newly minted CIA agent—brainy, bold, and complex—began his career by saving the queen of England and quickly took his place in the pantheon of master spies drawn up by Somerset Maugham, Graham Greene, and John le Carré.

Against the backdrop of Cold War intrigue, in this his eleventh outing, Oakes crosses swords with Kim Philby, perhaps the highest-ranking in the parade of defectors to the Soviet Union.

Oakes is now himself a master spy, this time working outside the ambit of the director and around agency rules. His romance with an able and worldly Soviet doctor is consolation for the death of his beloved Sally. But after his return to Washington, he receives dismaying news. It is inevitable that the great Soviet spy and the renowned American agent will meet again—this time with deadly consequences.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[An] engaging piece of espionage cloak-and-daggitude that roams ruefully across the near-terminal days of the Cold War.” New York Times Book Review
“As always, Buckley imparts erudite sidebars about American history, literature, and his famous acquaintances as he spins a lively, entertaining tale.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: William F. Buckley Jr.

Author Bio: William F. Buckley Jr.

William F. Buckley Jr. (1925–2008)—a syndicated columnist, author, editor, television host, and adventurer—was the founder of National Review and the host of the Emmy Award–winning Firing Line, the longest-running public affairs program in television history with a single host. Buckley was the award-winning author of many bestsellers, starting with God and Man at Yale.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English