By Dennis Wheatley
'Before there has been James Bond, there has been Gregory Sallust.' Tina Rosenberg, Salon.com
Contraband is the 1st in Dennis Wheatley's bestselling Gregory Sallust sequence that includes the debonair undercover agent Gregory Sallust, a forerunner to Ian Fleming's James Bond.
Gregory Sallust is a British Intelligence agent; a self-reliant thrill seeker with a love of event and a weak spot for women.
As Sallust enjoys a vacation in France earlier than beginning a brand new undertaking, he's intrigued through a stunning girl in a on line casino. Captivated through the elusive Sabine, he follows her to a rendezvous with a secret airman at nighttime. the subsequent morning, Sallust unearths himself less than assault and, even though he escapes possibility, Sabine disappears.
Returning to England, Sallust discovers a hoop of smugglers orchestrating the dispatch of heavy bombers with contraband items. while he discovers that an inspector from Scotland backyard can also be at the case, and that Sabine should be concerned, his loyalties are torn.
In an exciting begin to the Gregory Sallust sequence, Contraband is a narrative of overseas intrigue the place planes flit via evening to mystery touchdown grounds, and near-death reviews are masterfully stretched to nail-biting conclusions.