By Lionel Davidson
Younger Nicholas Whistler, dissolute and disenchanted, lives a lifetime of boring monotony in London. stuck up in a petty money-lenders dispute, he unearths himself despatched to Prague to discharge the debt via conducting an easy task. yet this work trip will quickly drag him deep into the harmful international of chilly battle espionage and the conflict for atomic supremacy. Trapped among the key police and the amorous clutches of the mysterious and statuesque Vlasta, Nicholas needs to face the truth that now he's a undercover agent, even if he likes it or no longer. The evening of Wenceslas, Lionel Davidson's debut mystery, used to be an quick and large luck upon book in 1960. Its taut prose and masterful plot driven him to front ranks of the style. It was once defined through the recent Yorker as 'so enriched with type, wit, and a feeling of great comedy that all of it yet transcends its style' and through Newsweek as 'downright superb.' provided the Gold Dagger Award via the Crime Writers' organization, it was once therefore filmed as 'Hot adequate For June' starring Dirk Bogarde.