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By Tom Black, Jack Tindale

Harold Wilson ruled British politics for nearly 20 years. His political ability observed him make strong enemies and sour opponents, either contained in the Labour celebration and out. Conspiracy theorists, a few in very excessive areas, even circulated rumours that he was once an agent of the Soviet Union. actually, in fact, there has been now not a shred of fact to those malicious claims.

But what if there had been?

In Agent Lavender, Harold Wilson flees Whitehall in the dark, with MI5 and the police quickly in sizzling pursuit. occurring in overdue 1975 in a Britain weary of exchange union disputes and terrified of army coups, the institution needs to circulate speedy to revive order with out showing heavy-handed. yet even so, the best Minister has simply been outed as a communist spy…

Part-historical epic, part-pulpy mystery, and that includes a cavalcade of Seventies public figures from Enoch Powell and Gerald Ford to Jack Jones and Michael Bentine, Agent Lavender takes readers right into a maelstrom of intrigue, civil disobedience, satire, chilly battle tensions, and downright farce.

The winner of 8 Turtledove Awards together with top tale, top chilly struggle Timeline and a number of top personality awards, this acclaimed exchange heritage novel blends politics with espionage and provides a sprinkle of the absurd.

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He stifled a yawn as Benn continued. “For Sir John to accuse Harold of, well, let’s be honest, treason,” he paused for effect, achieving none, “is completely unacceptable. ” “Seconded,” remarked Michael Foot drily, continuing to give off the impression that he found this whole affair highly amusing. Healey banged the table in support while Jim Callaghan looked daggers at Sir John. Ted turned to him, trying his best to look helpless. The mandarin simply smiled. ” There was a pause. Sir John walked to the door.

Like most things the head of the KGB did, it was at least partly an act, but he was very definitely deep in thought. ” he asked. ” All the same, the chain-smoking undersecretary could not look more nervous. Andropov mused for a few moments. “These files. ” The undersecretary rifled through his notes. ” “There is little doubt, then. ” Behind his glasses, the eyes of the Commissar for State Security hardened. “Get him out. ” As aides rushed from the room, wheels began to turn. ” Joe Haines, Press Secretary to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, bashed the top of the television with a snarl.

There is little doubt, then. ” Behind his glasses, the eyes of the Commissar for State Security hardened. “Get him out. ” As aides rushed from the room, wheels began to turn. ” Joe Haines, Press Secretary to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, bashed the top of the television with a snarl. Already midnight, it was still a matter of confusion to him why the Prime Minister had suddenly decided to take an interest in an urgent statement from the Soviet Foreign Minister to the United Nations.

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