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Dead Letter Drop [Kindle Edition]

Peter James
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (255 customer reviews)

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Now reissued with a brand new introduction by Peter James, Dead Letter Drop is Peter James' first ever novel, originally published in 1981. Max Flynn, undercover agent, has the unenviable job of spying on his own side. When to kill, who to kill, whether to kill are all questions which have to be answered at great speed if he wants to stay alive.



But why does an innocuous airline ticket No. 14B matter so much? Who has gone to the trouble of committing suicide? And could Flynn's beautiful companion be a spy? The hazy, murky world of counter espionage leaves no room for errors of judgement and Flynn knows he's finished if he makes one false move.


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Book Description

Now reissued with a brand new introduction by Peter James, Dead Letter Drop is Peter James' first ever novel, originally published in 1981.

Book Description

Max Flynn, undercover agent, has the unenviable job of spying on his own side. When to kill, who to kill, whether to kill are all questions which have to be answered at great speed if he wants to stay alive. But why does an innocuous airline ticket No. 14B matter so much? Who has gone to the trouble of committing suicide? And could Flynn's beautiful companion be a spy? The hazy, murky world of counter espionage leaves no room for errors of judgement and Flynn knows he’s finished if he makes one false move.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 397 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 144725595X
  • Publisher: Pan; Main Market Ed. edition (2 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FWPNGSG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (255 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,727 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Peter James - book review 25 Feb. 2014
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Rather silly in places and nowhere near the books in his detective series all of which I have read. wasn't surprised this first book took sometime to get a publisher; only bought it on his name but disappointing
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Latest (Oldest ?) James Novel 18 Feb. 2014
Format:Paperback
It's a great pity when excellent novelists churn out their earlier rejected works on the strength of their reputation. I found this book to be trite and facile. I like the Grace novels and am sorry that, in spite of his apologetic foreword, Peter James has allowed this to be issued.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
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The introduction tells readers the difficulty Peter James had finding a publisher and a bookstore willing to stock it. i am not surprised. The storyline begins with fanciful and totally unbelievable action better suited to superhero comic strip. Peter James latter series of Roy Grace novels are far superior and by contrast, well worth reading. I sent this one to the trash can!
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
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As someone who has read all the books in the Roy Grace series (but not James's other novels) and enjoyed each one of them, I was extremely disappointed by Dead Letter Drop - so underwhelmed in fact that I threw it aside after the first few chapters. To me it was redolent of a naive amateur trying to emulate Raymond Chandler. The prose was dreadful; Peter James was wise to offer an apology for it in the introduction. To compensate, I turned to the new Peter Robinson DCI Banks novel 'Children Of The Revolution', which was a blessed relief even though it also has picked up its fair share of bad reviews. Do us a favour, Peter, and get back to amazing Grace rather than regurgitate previous mistakes. And when you do, dump the Sandy thread or resolve it!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Conned by the title 21 April 2014
Format:Paperback
Bought this on basis of reading all the Roy Grace "Dead" books.......this book is NOT one of those.Agree with other negative reviews,a dreadful Americanised detective effort.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Trying too hard 20 Feb. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This is Peter James first book and cynic would say that it was released as a quick and easy way to get sales now that he well know. Harlan Coben did something similar with his first novel. In that case the book was dreadful, in James's case the book is reasonable with an ok spy story. At times the author appears to be trying too hard building up complex metaphors but these tended to diminish as the story developed. Do not be fooled by the use of the word 'Dead' in the title: this is not an Inspector Grace book. All in all a decent effort but I am glad he has developed his style further.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dead Letter Drop 19 April 2014
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I have been following the adventures of Chief Inspector Grace, but this book is about someone different. I was a bit disappointed as it is based in America rather than Brighton.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What a mistake 3 Feb. 2014
By Sharron
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I mistakenly thought this was a new Inspector Grace novel. (my fault I didn't read the description). It was so bad I did not finish the book!!! Don't be fooled as I was.
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