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Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Buckley, William F. JR. - Blackford Oakes 10 - A Very Private Plot

A Very Private Plot
(A book in the Blackford Oakes series)
A novel by
William F Buckley Jr
For more than twenty years William F. Buckley Jr.'s Blackford Oakes novels have entertained readers and satisfied those who love adventure, wit, and intrigue. With the publication of A Very Private Plot, Buckley has brought the series, which began when at the age of twenty-four Blackford Oakes was seduced by the Queen of England, to its satisfying conclusion. The year is 1995. An ambitious U.S. senator wants to weaken the power of the CIA, perhaps to the point of its elimination. To accomplish his goal, he tries to enlist Blackford Oakes - now retired - into his cause by forcing him to testify before a senate committee about CIA covert activities in 1985. The senator wants to know what President Reagan did at that time when informed of a plot by Soviet veterans of the war against Afghanistan to assassinate Mikhail Gorbachev, who had just risen to power. What will Oakes do? Will the senator be able to force him to testify? Or will Oakes be able to draw upon the wit and savoir-faire that have saved the day on so many occasions?

Product Description
The year is 1995, and an energetic senator wants to disarm, perhaps even eliminate, the CIA. To accumulate the evidence necessary to persuade the Senate, he needs the cooperation of Blackford Oakes, now retired. He wants from Oakes an account of his covert activity 10 years earlier, when Oakes served as chief of covert activities for the CIA. But, what will the frustrated senator do to compel cooperation from Blackford Oakes?
A Very Private Plot takes the listener inside the Kremlin and the Reagan White House, exhibiting a detailed knowledge and savoir-faire characteristic of the author. The forces unleashed in 1985 threaten any resolution between the United States and the Soviet Union and threaten the lives of a very small unit of young Russians who remain in the memory as the tale reaches a climax.

Narrator: Brian Emerson
Audio format: mp3 88.9 MB
Genre: mystery
Source: Audible aa conversion
Bit Rate: 32 kbps
Listening Length: 6 hour(s) and 33 min.
Version: Unabridged
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. (December 29, 1999)

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