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The weakest in the series
on 7 July 2013
The last (I think) in the unnamed spy/Harry Palmer series. This time round our spy is working with the CIA in New York and is trying to get a Soviet scientist to defect. But it's never that straightforward and many other parties are interested in the state of affairs.
I think this is the weakest of this line of books. The protagonist is seemingly on secondment in the US and playing second fidle to his CIA counterpart. I guess it for those sort of reasons it appears to be a bit more "Bond", whereas the IPCRESS-era spy is very much a bit more down to earth.