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Talking to Strange Men Audiobook

Talking to Strange Men

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Safe houses and secret message drops, double crosses and defections - it sounds like the stuff of sophisticated espionage, but these agents are only schoolboys engaged in harmless play. Not that John Creevey knows this. To him, the messages he decodes with painstaking care are the communications of dangerous and evil men, and as he comes face to face with the fact of his beloved wife Jennifer's defection, he begins to see a way to get back at the man she left him for. Safe houses and secret message drops, double crosses and defections - it sounds like the stuff of sophisticated espionage, but these agents are only schoolboys engaged in harmless play. Not that John Creevey knows this. To him, the messages he decodes with painstaking care are the communications of dangerous and evil men, and as he comes face to face with the fact of his beloved wife Jennifer's defection, he begins to see a way to get back at the man she left him for. Soon the schoolboys are playing more than just a game.

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    ernest drown orford, nh United States 02-26-15
    ernest drown orford, nh United States 02-26-15 Member Since 2012
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    What a gem this is! My favorite Rendell; the characters and plotting are superb, the suspense mounts to a smashing denouement.

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    Linda Colebrook, NH, United States 03-18-12
    Linda Colebrook, NH, United States 03-18-12 Member Since 2010
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    Too strange for me. Strange kids, strange John. It was difficult to get into the story and once I was there, disliked the strange story as well.

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    Having read this novel in hardback many years ago, I half knew what to expect. The two parallel storylines concerned the loss of John's sister, Cherry, years ago when she was murdered beside the bridge and the more recent desertion of his wife, Jennifer, in favour of her former lover, Peter Moran. In addition, there is a public school spy network operating in the town, spearheaded by Mungo Cameron.

    Did I enjoy this book? Well, it was deftly plotted, but I really did find it difficult to get into at times. I also kept muddling up the various schoolboys and their underworld aliases. It was also set in a place, which remained un-named and rather anonymous.

    Special mention must be of the novel's narrator, who was brilliantly versatile.

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