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by James Leasor

  • ISBN: 0246133104
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: James Leasor
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Other formats: lrf rtf mbr lit
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Grafton (September 20, 1989)
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • FB2 size: 1526 kb
  • EPUB size: 1951 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 412
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Dr Jason Love, a West Country physician, is regarded as one of the world’s experts on the pre-World War II American Cord car. When an insurance company is asked to insure for 10 million pounds a Cord Roadster in Pakistan, it asks Dr Love to fly out and check why the car is worth so much. The urbane man’s James Bond makes a welcome return’ Daily Express. Coming soon for Kindle and other e-book formats. Leave a Reply Cancel reply.

1923-12-20)20 December 1923 Erith, Kent, England. He became a full-time author in the 1960s, after the success of his novel, Passport to Oblivion, one of the best selling books of the 1960s, a thriller featuring Dr Jason Love, which was filmed as Where the Spies Are in 1965 starring David Niven. He wrote several more thrillers featuring Jason Love, as well a string of other novels.

James Leasor was one of the bestselling British authors of the second half of the 20th Century. uring Dr Jason Love, the country doctor, old car lover and sometime spy in which he solves cases in Giglio off Italy, Praia da Luz in Portugal, Amsterdam, the Highlands, Spain, England and at home in Stogumber in Somerset. Travelling in his famous supercharged Cord again and again battles a range of villains in his efforts to crack a myriad of mysteries.

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Frozen Assets is a novel by . Wodehouse, first published in the United States on 14 July 1964 by Simon & Schuster, In. New York under the title Biffen's Millions, and in the United Kingdom on 14 August 1964 by Herbert Jenkins, London.

The eighth adventure for Dr. Jason Love, who used to remind everyone of James Bond and now calls up images of Indiana Jones

The eighth adventure for Dr. Jason Love, who used to remind everyone of James Bond and now calls up images of Indiana Jones. Here, Parkington-the rep for the Midland Widows Insurance C. convinces Love to appraise an immaculate, one-of-a-kind 1935 Cord automobile (Love's passion), which is currently garaged in Islamabad, Pakistan. His book Boarding Party was made into the film The Sea Wolves starring Gregory Peck, David Niven and Roger Moore. He wrote over 50 books including a rich variety of thrillers, historical novels and biographies. His works included Passport to Oblivion (which sold over 4 million copies around the World and was filmed as Where the Spies Are, starring David Niven), the first of nine novels featuring Dr Jason Love, a Somerset GP called to aid Her Majesty's Secret Service in foreign countries, and another series about the Far Eastern merchant Robert Gunn in the. 19th century.

1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove Frozen assets from your list? Frozen assets. Published 1989 by St. Martin's Press in New York. Protected DAISY, In library. On jacket: A Dr. Jason Love adventure " "First published in Great Britain by Grafton Books"-T.


Reviews about Frozen Assets: Return of the Intrepid Dr.Love (2):
Reemiel
Very good & prompt
Wymefw
James Leasor who had written a prodigious number of espionage novels (including a James Bond follow-up series) wrote this one over 30 years ago around 1985 as one of his "Dr. Jason Love" series. Love is a British country doctor who gets involved in espionage stuff and in this dull book he is enticed into what seems to be an insurance investigation of a very heavily insured unique ultra-expensive automobile located in Pakistan. The enticer is an insurance company executive still connected with good old MI6 (British intelligence) and off Love goes to Pakistan and Afghanistan at just the time the Russians are pulling out.
I won't go into the details of the plot which at first is straightforward but steadily gets more complex and at the same time boring. Halfway through I was hoping the end would come quickly. Leasor (and I had read a few of his novels decades ago and liked them) fell right into the espionage-author trap is unduly complicating a plot which the reader could otherwise have followed much more easily. He certainly gets kudos for a very knowledgeable exposition of life and politics in Pakistan and Afghanistan at the time (be very glad you don't live in either) but knowing the local color can not rescue this novel from tediousness and unnecessary side-plot diversions.
In summary it's not a very good read and you certainly can find other espionage novels/thrillers that will have a much better claim on your valuable time.

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