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The Ghost and The Dustman: A Spy Story (Book One)

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The Ghost And The Dustman: A Spy Story (Book One)

The Ghost and The Dustman is the first of a series of books (6). The entire first story is laid out as a trilogy, this being book one of the trilogy, for the sake of telling the tale. The sequence of seemingly unrelated events that unfolds in the story initially, in various different places around the world, become more tightly woven as the yarn wends its way through October and into November. The Ghost and The Dustman launches over the Thanksgiving weekend of 1976 in Canada and officially takes shape as a case file on 12th of October of that year. Some of this is pure fiction ... some not. It is the reader's job to play with the nuances and decide on their own, what's real and what is not. What is unknown to most, is that what is about to happen will change the world as it is known. The 1970's was a critical time in the Cold War. Terrorism was on the rise and the world was (and still is), in a volatile state. This book opens the door (in October 1976) to a behind-the-scenes look at the business of spy vs spy from a Canadian prospective. It is a given in the business that the playing field is ever shifting, ever moving and most importantly, favours no one. The Ghost and The Dustman opens with the arena of players and organizations; everyone in the same moment, just different time zones, then the shifting, twisting and bending begins in the wee small hours of a Tuesday morning in Ottawa Ontario. at the same time ... An elderly native gentleman is taking up his post on an Ottawa street corner to intercept his friend on his way to work to warn him of impeding danger. A man, a Soviet Jew, a philosopher, sits in a hotel window sill, four stories up in a Paris two -star hotel, waiting for the Canadian government to move him on to the next stage of his defection. He jumped ship from a parliamentary delegation to West Germany several days prior and is now considered a valuable (missing) asset to the Soviets and the RCMPolice as well as other intelligence gathering organizations. In South Western Ontario A seemingly unrelated group of native North Americans, all members of the London Chapter of AIM, are travelling east on the 401 hwy bound for Oshawa to intercept the CN day liner from Montreal. In London the UK MI-5 Watchers Service noticed a target of interest leaving Hammersmith. He is a know target of interest, especially to the Canadian Security Services. The street team takes him on as hot target and are given orders to follow him to wherever he travels. On this day, it is France. Book One meanders about Ottawa, Toronto and London, Ontario as well as spends some time in London, UK and Paris France. It wends its way through Western Europe and deep into southern France. From time to time it dips into Eastern Europe, Israel and South Africa (Sea Point) as well as Moscow. Once set in motion, nothing stays at a standstill. What becomes abundantly clear early on in the unfolding of the story, is that what is seen as a momentary advantage can, become an unequivocal disaster, in the blink of an eye. Lady Luck has no favourites. That is/was the way of things in the spy trade in those days. Each player had their own particular way of playing the game. The trick to the whole thing was to survive to play another day; not everyone did. Numerous spy masters have pointed out over the decades to those who should listen, namely the politician's ... " you can't kill your way into either resolution or solution."

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Neil Douglas-Tubb

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297
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Independently published
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9781520397955
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Published Date
Jan 18, 2017

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