|Pages/Publication Date:||248 / 2016|
|Publisher:||Faber & Faber|
(Gold Dagger Winner) Bored with his job, 24-year-old Londoner Nicholas Whistler seems to care only for his car and for maintaining the easiest lifestyle possible, in this 1960 debut by CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Lionel Davidson. Running afoul of a loan shark, however, Nicholas is told that he can settle his debt by traveling to Prague and bringing back an important formula for making glass. By the time Nicholas gets to his hotel on Wenceslas Square, he has become a pawn in a game to steal nuclear secrets, and now he is caught between his mysterious assistant Vlasta and the secret police.