The Naked Runner Author:Francis Clifford What was it that turned a decent, respectable and quite ordinary businessman like Sam Laker into a lethal human weapon whose every instinct was primed to kill? Was it his lost mistress who reappeared from the dead? Was it an accident? Was it the message he agreed to smuggle into East Germany? Or was Sam Laker the chosen and prepared victim o... more »f the most audacious and amoral spy plot ever conceived - by either side?