The Clash of Distant Thunder Author:A.C. Martin Dr. John Wells. Not his real name of course, but a cover name assigned to a professional agent by the US Intelligence. — During World War II he had worked with the French underground for the OSS, then shifted to a more permanent branch of the CIA as the world moved from the hot to the cold war. — His most recent mission, a failure, had ended in a... more » brutally ugly stay in a Cuban prison.
No longer young, far from recovered physically, and inwardly not at all certain of his endurance, Wells is given a new assignment.
It is a painful prospect, opening new wounds in his memory. He must return to France to locate an informant who has missed two regular contacts. The informant could have been killed, could have defected, could have been a double agent. Could be waiting for Wells.......« less