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Title:
The third way
Author:
Warmbold, Jean.
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Publication Information:
Sag Harbor, NY : Permanent Press, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
248 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
"Sarah Calloway mystery."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780932966926
Format :
Book

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"Sarah is drawn into a vortex of intrigue involving the French police and secret service, the PLO, Abu Nidal, and the Mossad. Ambushes, kidnapping, and political intrigue culminate in a realistically described cave confrontation . . . Deftly concocted, most interesting, and well written". -- Library Journal


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Set in Paris, Warmbold's third mystery in the Sarah Calloway series (after The White Hand ) has as backdrop the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. San Francisco-based investigative reporter Sarah is at a Paris auction to bid on an early-20th-century North African travel journal of a famous female explorer. She intends to retrace the route and report her impressions. When the manuscript is suddenly removed from auction, Sarah makes the acquaintance of an enigmatic young Arab who offers to help her secure it privately. A day later he is apparently murdered, thrusting Sarah, a pivotal yet uncomprehending figure, into a web of double and triple agents involving a Holocaust survivor and even Sarah's journalist lover, who had been scheduled to meet her in Paris from his Jerusalem assignment. Sarah's problems are further compounded by the Paris police, who are not convinced of her innocence, especially as the body has disappeared. Initially promising an absorbing plot, Warmbold runs out of creative energy. The conclusion is pedestrian, failing to make much of an argument for a Middle East peace settlement, which is the novel's underlying theme. Paperback rights to Knightsbridge. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

Magazine journalist Sarah Calloway, heroine of The White Hand (Permanent Pr., 1988), flies to Paris in hopes of obtaining an important journal at auction. A mysterious Arab bidder named Assam offers help but dies the next morning, an apparent suicide. Accused of collusion with the man, a noted terrorist, Sarah is drawn into a vortex of intrigue involving the French police and secret service, the PLO, the Abu Nidal, and the Mossad. Ambushes, kidnapping, and political commentary culminate in a realistically described cave confrontation. A bit dry toward the end, but deftly concocted, mostly interesting, and well written. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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