Opdracht: Misdaad-syndicaat, Edward S. Aarons

Opdracht: Misdaad-syndicaatZe noemden zich zelf de ‘Broeders van de nacht’ en Sam Durell wist dat ze zich hadden gespecialiseerd in de georganiseerde misdaad – vrouwen, smokkel, gokken – de gebruikelijke zaken die overigens buiten het terrein van de CIA vielen. Waarom waren ze zich nu plotseling voor andere dingen gaan interesseren ? Waarom hat het syndicaat, met zijn getrainde moordenaars en internationale connecties, opeens zoveel belangstelling voor bommen en raketten ?

Ergens in de barre heuvels van Zuid-Italië is het antwoord te vinden.
Sam Durell begeeft zich onzeker, maar tot in alle vezels gespannen tussen de schimmige, dodelijke krachten van de onderwereld en hij voelt zich als een lam dat naar de slachtbank wordt geleid…

De CIA-Agent Sam Durell leeft vrijwel onafgebroken onder hoogspanning, waakzaam als een tijger en – als het moet – meedogenloos. Hij kan zich in de wereld van internationale intriges geen moment van onoplettendheid veroorloven, want het gevaar schuilt overal. Het maakt van hem de geheim agent met de fijn ontwikkelde intuïtie die leerde te leven in het huiveringwekkenede gezelschap van de dood die grijnst in iedere schaduw…

Born N. V. Uitgeversmaatschappij Amsterdam – Assen – © 1969 – 187 paginas

Oorspronkelijke titel: Assignment – Palermo
Nederlands van: A. R. Van Donselaar
Omslagfoto: Lemaire
Omslagontwerp: Alex Jagtenberg

Edward S. Aarons
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Edward Sidney Aarons (1916 – June 16, 1975) was an American writer, author of more than 80 novels from 1936 until 1975. One of these was under the pseudonym “Paul Ayres” (Dead Heat), and 30 were written using the name “Edward Ronns”. He also wrote numerous stories for detective magazines such as Detective Story Magazine and Scarab.
Among other works of fiction, Aarons is known for his spy thrillers, particularly his “Assignment” series, which are set all over the world and have been translated into 17 languages. The 42 novels in this series starred CIA agent Sam Durell. The first “Assignment” novel was written in 1955, and Aarons continued writing the series until up to his death.
Aarons was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and earned a degree in Literature and History from Columbia University. He worked at various jobs to put himself through college, including jobs as a newspaper reporter and fisherman. In 1933, he won a short story contest as a student. In World War II he was in the United States Coast Guard, joining after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. He finished his duty in 1945, having obtained the rank of Chief Petty Officer.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Edward Sidney Aarons (1916 – June 16, 1975) was an American writer, author of more than 80 novels from 1936 until 1975. One of these was under the pseudonym “Paul Ayres” (Dead Heat), and 30 were written using the name “Edward Ronns”. He also wrote numerous stories for detective magazines such as Detective Story Magazine and Scarab.

Among other works of fiction, Aarons is known for his spy thrillers, particularly his “Assignment” series, which are set all over the world and have been translated into 17 languages. The 42 novels in this series starred CIA agent Sam Durell. The first “Assignment” novel was written in 1955, and Aarons continued writing the series until up to his death.

Aarons was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and earned a degree in Literature and History from Columbia University. He worked at various jobs to put himself through college, including jobs as a newspaper reporter and fisherman. In 1933, he won a short story contest as a student. In World War II he was in the United States Coast Guard, joining after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. He finished his duty in 1945, having obtained the rank of Chief Petty Officer.

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