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The Resource Jack of spies, David Downing, (electronic resource)

Jack of spies, David Downing, (electronic resource)

Label
Jack of spies
Title
Jack of spies
Statement of responsibility
David Downing
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set on the eve of the First World War, across oceans and continents, steamliners and cross-country trains, David Downing's complex and thrilling new espionage novel takes us all the way back to the dawn of that most fascinating of 20th century characters--the spy. It is 1913, and those who follow the news closely can see the world is teetering on the brink of war. Jack McColl, a Scottish car salesman with an uncanny ear for languages, has always hoped to make a job for himself as a spy. As his sales calls take him from city to great city--Hong Kong to Shanghai to San Francisco to New York--he moonlights collecting intelligence for His Majesty's Navy, but British espionage is in its infancy and Jack has nothing but a shoestring budget and the very tenuous protection of a boss in far-away London. He knows, though, that a geopolitical catastrophe is brewing, and now is both the moment to prove himself and the moment his country needs him most. Unfortunately, this is also the moment he begins to realize what his aspiration might cost him. He understands his life is at stake when activities in China suddenly escalate from innocent data-gathering and casual strolls along German military concessions to arrest warrants and knife attacks. Meanwhile, a sharp, vivacious American suffragette journalist has wiled her way deep into his affections, and it is not long before he realizes that her Irish-American family might be embroiled in the Irish Republican movement Jack's bosses are fighting against. How can he choose between his country and the woman he loves? And would he even be able to make such a choice without losing both?
Cataloging source
B@L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Downing, David
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sales personnel
  • Secret service
  • Journalists
  • Irish Americans
  • Nineteen thirteen, A.D.
  • Espionage, British
  • Scots
Label
Jack of spies, David Downing, (electronic resource)
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/6ABB729F-CF4B-41FA-A94A-35D79FB6878A/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=82288730-8544-451A-8706-7CABD3D9093F
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616952693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • 3867137
  • ocn880949291
  • (OCoLC)880949291
Label
Jack of spies, David Downing, (electronic resource)
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/6ABB729F-CF4B-41FA-A94A-35D79FB6878A/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=82288730-8544-451A-8706-7CABD3D9093F
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616952693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • 3867137
  • ocn880949291
  • (OCoLC)880949291

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