Circus, Paperback
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Reissue of the classic tale of espionage set in Cold War Europe, where the world's greatest circus acrobat must break into an impenetrable fortress, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.

Bruno Wildermann of the Wrinfield Circus is the world's greatest trapeze artist, a clairvoyant with near-supernatural powers and an implacable enemy of the East European regime that arrested his family and murdered his wife.

The CIA needs such a man, and recruits Bruno for an impossible raid - on the impreganble Lubylan fortress, where his family his held.

Under cover of a circus tour, Bruno prepares to return to his homeland.

But before the journey even begins a murderer strikes twice.

Somewhere in the circus there is a communist agent with orders to stop Bruno at any cost...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages, 1 b/w illus
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780006167358



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Bruno Wildermann is member of the blind eagles, working for the Wrinfield Circus he is billed as the greatest trapeze artist of all time. Using his skills he is approached by the CIA to return to his home country and steal the newly discovered formula for antimatter. Along there way he must encounter murder & double agents at every turn.A nice idea for a book and the first 3 quarters was very well written, however the ending seemed a bit too convenient for my liking and didn't flow as well as the rest of the book.

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