Saving the Queen: A Blackford Oakes Mystery (Blackford Oakes Novel)
Saving the Queen A Blackford Oakes Mystery - Blackford Oakes Novel Author:William F. Buckley America's top financial secret agent Blackford Oakes performed his first heroic effort in SAVING THE QUEEN in which William F. Buckley Jr. coaxes readers back to the earliest days of the Cold War. The year is 1951. Harry Truman is president, and the beautiful, young Queen Caroline has just settled onto the throne of England. The CIA is baffled ... more »at the shocking things going on in London. Vital Western military secrets are falling into Soviet hands and, worst of all, the leak has been traced directly to the queen's chambers. A recent Yale graduate and ex-combat pilot, the debonair Oakes is selected to penetrate the royal circle, win the queen's confidence, and plug the leak. It all leads to an explosive showdown in the skies over London, one that could determine the future of the West.« less
President Truman is nearing the end of his term in office, and Great Britian has a new queen. It is 1952; the Cold War is beginning to heat up, and vital western military secrets are falling into Soviet hands. The CIA is faced with a delicate dilemma, for the source of the leaks to the KGB has been traced directly to the Queen's chambers. The situation must be resolved, but the young Queen's self confidence and public credibility must not be damaged. Thus young Blackford Oakes---handsome, debonaire, and audacious, a recent Yale graduate and ex-combat fighter pilot---is selected to penetrate the Royal circle, win the Queen's confidence, and plug the leak. The action leads to an explosive showdown in the skies over London, one that could determine the future of the west.