High Jinx

By William F. Buckley Jr.
Read by Christopher Hurt

The Blackford Oakes Mysteries: Book 7

6.90 Hours 01/01/1990 unabridged
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As Anatole Broyard of the New York Times has so aptly said, “If le Carré is the Henry James of suspense fiction, Buckley, if he chose, might be the Waugh.” Bill Buckley has created a handsome American hero, Blackford Oakes, who happens to be an irreverent Yale-and-CIA-trained superspy. The year is 1954. Stalin has died in Moscow and a deadly earnest power play nears its conclusion. Meanwhile, British and American commandos on a mission to liberate a Soviet satellite country have met a disastrous end. Jinxed. The communications system between English and American intelligence has been penetrated. Jinxed. There is a spook in their midst. High Jinx—higher still when the risk becomes one which Blacky alone must take.

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Summary

Summary

As Anatole Broyard of the New York Times has so aptly said, “If le Carré is the Henry James of suspense fiction, Buckley, if he chose, might be the Waugh.” Bill Buckley has created a handsome American hero, Blackford Oakes, who happens to be an irreverent Yale-and-CIA-trained superspy.

The year is 1954. Stalin has died in Moscow and a deadly earnest power play nears its conclusion. Meanwhile, British and American commandos on a mission to liberate a Soviet satellite country have met a disastrous end. Jinxed. The communications system between English and American intelligence has been penetrated. Jinxed. There is a spook in their midst. High Jinx—higher still when the risk becomes one which Blacky alone must take.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Buckley's ingenious plot and linguistic ballet show him in top form.” Publishers Weekly
“Blackford Oakes is back and continues to be as witty, charming, and courageous as ever.” Library Journal

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Author

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 : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 6.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English