I have seen other bloggers post about Forgotten Books and I’ve done Forgotten Music so here is a post about forgotten books. I started keeping a book journal in 1987 writing down the date I read the book and some thoughts and sometimes ratings. So going back through the early book, I came across a series that I really enjoyed the November Man series by Bill Granger. Looking back at March of 1988 and 1989 I read a November Man novel in each year. In 1988 it was the 8th book in the series The Infant of Prague, which I gave 3 stars and said it was better than the previous book I had read Hemingway’s Notebook. The brief blurb I wrote says Devereaux tries to bring a defector from Czechoslovakia. My comments says the story kept moving and the ending was satisfying! Here is the synopsis at Amazon.
In March of 1989 I read Henry Magee is Not Dead. The synopsis says that Henry Magee is an agent who crossed over in Alsaka and there is a complicated plan to ruin R Section (the secret organization that Devereaux heads), a bomb on the Alasakan pipeline and Devereaux and Denisov (Soviet spy defector) end up in Alaska. There was something about that writing style that made for difficult reading at times but overall a good read! Amazon has a synopsis from Publisher’s Weekly that is a little bit (an understatement) better than mine here
You can see more about Bill Granger and his work at Fantastic Fiction
All I remember is that the books were some of the best spy novels I read. They were always exciting and I loved the title character Devereaux. These books set me on a course that led to authors like Brad Thor, Vince Flynn and Alex Berenson! If you ever see an old copy at a library book sale or you online, pick one up you won’t be disappointed.