- Publisher: Heinemann; First Edition edition (1975)
- ASIN: B001PCUS4U
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,606,826 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
James Leasor was one of the bestselling British authors of the second half of the 20th Century. 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. There were also sagas set in Africa and Asia, written under the pseudonym Andrew MacAllan, and tales narrated by an unnamed vintage car dealer in Belgravia. His book Boarding Party was made into the film The Sea Wolves starring Gregory Peck, David Niven and Roger Moore.