Seven Steps to Treason
VIENNA late 1980s -
There are dangerous Western plans to ensure that the inevitable rising will not be a repeat of Hungary in 1956. In Moscow, faceless men and women know that Bill Cable, after years banished to diplomatic backwaters, is into something big – so big they will destroy him to get it. If they fail, this could mean the end for the Soviet Union. They’ve had a stranglehold on Cable ever since the tragedy, deep in the past, that led to him being kicked out of the Intelligence Service.
Now he is back, as British Ambassador in Vienna. Still compromised but, just to make sure, they kidnap his daughter, Sarah, and threaten her life. Will he betray her – or his country and the freedom of millions?
"Michael Hartland joins le Carré and Len Deighton as a master-
"A stunning display of diplomatic and undercover know-
“Very good Indeed – a cross between le Carre without the longeurs and Adam Hall with
“Skilful pattern of kidnap, blackmail, double and quadruple crossing -
“Brilliant tale of espionage -