A Footprint in
James A. Oliver
Second Impression January 2008
CATEGORY: Fiction/Modern Fiction/Literary Fiction/International
Fiction (Political Comedy/End of Cold War)
epic political comedy set at the End of the Cold War in
London, Paris and the Indian Ocean.
in English, worldwide. Second Impression scheduled
for January 2008.
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PUB DATE. 17
- also Gardners, Bertram
A FOOTPRINT IN THE SAND . . .is an epic
political comedy that opens with the death of treasure
hunter Graham Dunne on a remote Indian Ocean island.
he legendary Fiery Cross of Goa may
now never be found.
In London, Harry Stone, the Bureau Chief
of an obscure Fleet Street agency, says to reporter Robert
Walker, "Go to the island, find out what happened to Dunne.
Human interest - there's your story, not the treasure.
Stay out of politics and leave the women alone. AND D
DON'T LEAVE ANY FOOTPRINTS - NOT EVEN ONE."
But stay out of politics? On far-away Bourbon Island,
that's not so easy - where the ruthless, quasi-Marxist
dictatorship of François Bellarmine tolerates no
dissent - or journalist.
The Cold War was never quite like this as Robert Walker
- an idiot savant for Harry Stone's agency - is either
helped or hindered by a poly-ethnic cast of characters:
meet Mr Swann (the suave, intellectual hotelier), Francis
Long (the love-sick bartender), Harry Singh (the subversive
plantation merchant), Bishop David Chin (the island's
courageous priest), Mr & Mrs Albert Greene (the diffident
British Attaché and his wife Sylvia), Mr Kite (antiquarian
map dealer from Berlin), Dr Mobuto (the feathered-man
from Zanzibar), Morgan Beaumont (a fall-guy for the Agency),
and Barbara West - the perpetrator of a CIA honey-trap
to ensnare a very willing victim of regime change . .
As for Robert Walker: Brainwashed? "Who, me?"
THE COLD WAR IS OVER! LONG LIVE
THE COLD WAR - in an epic political comedy that moves
from London and Paris to the far-flung shores of the Indian
Ocean . . .
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Posted: 28 July 2007
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