by Tim Powers
Atlantic Books Perfect Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781848874039
Date: June 2010 List Price £8.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Uncorrected Proof Copy: Powers's World Fantasy award winner, Declare finally gets it's UK release almost ten years on. Ridiculous when you think about it! A big fat pat on the back to Corvus, the new genre friendly imprint at Atlantic, who have not only taken this one on - but also four other Powers novels, including his forthcoming The Lights Along the Shore, which we'll be seeing some time in 2011. Meantime, and to wet the appetites of British and Commonwealth readers, here's Powers's supernatural spy masterpiece, due for relase in B-format this coming June...
"As a young double agent infiltrating the Soviet spy network in Nazi-occupied Paris, Andrew Hale found himself caught up in a secret war that culminated in a night of terror, death and failure on the icy slopes of Mount Ararat in 1948. Fifteen years later, with the Cold War at its height, a mysterious phone-call offers him a chance to return to the mountain. Returning means confronting the nightmare that has haunted his adult life: a lethal unfinished operation code-named Declare. Hale has to return Ė he knows what is at stake. But he also knows that he canít trust anyone and that his survival will depend on more than just his hard-won tradecraft...
From the corridors of Whitehall to the trackless wastes of the Arabian desert, from the ruins of post-war Berlin to the KGB torture chambers of Cold War Moscow, Hale, the fiery and beautiful Communist agent Elena Teresa Ceniza-Bendiga, and Kim Philby, enigmatic traitor to the British cause, are inexorably driven towards a deadly confrontation on the high glaciers of Mount Ararat, in the very shadow of the fabulous and perilous Ark."