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Author:
Gavin Lyall
ISBN13:
978-0340708552
ISBN:
0340708557
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Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton (June 1, 1999)
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Mr Carstairs was not an impressive man, but Lajos had long ago learnt not to judge a man’s bank balance by his physique.

All honourable men, . All Honourable Men, . Mr Carstairs was not an impressive man, but Lajos had long ago learnt not to judge a man’s bank balance by his physique. Shortish – shorter than himself – a bit tubby, fair-haired and with a boyish, optimistic face (the rich, Lajos had observed, did things their own way, wearing young faces on old bodies).

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Gavin Lyall (1932-2003) was a Royal Airforce pilot, journalist, and prolific author of spy and aviation thrillers. I rather liked this book - a bit different from Gavin Lyall's others where the heros tend to be aeroplanes. Interesting to read a novel set in a forgotton segment of history. His years as a Royal Air Force pilot lent his fast paced, tautly written aviation thrillers authenticity. His first novel, The Wrong Side of the Sky, was inspired by his personal experiences in the Libyan and Greece and became an international bestseller.

All Honourable Men. 340 printed pages. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. Stirring period piece set in the anxious months before the outbreak of the First World War' Sunday Times With the shadow of the First World War looming ever closer, Britain is quietly relieved when Turkish bandits hold to ransom engineers working on a railway that threatened its oil interests in the Persian Gulf. Feigning help, the Foreign Office sends the notorious Lady Kelso, once the lover of the bandit's chief, with members of the fledgling Secret Service Bureau to serve as 'diplomatic protection'.

Gavin Lyall was also a wargamer and appeared in "Battleground", a Tyne Tees . All Honourable Men (1997). Honourable Intentions (1999). Whitehorn, Katharine.

Gavin Lyall was also a wargamer and appeared in "Battleground", a Tyne Tees television series on miniature war gaming in 1978. Lyall won the British Crime Writers' Association's Silver Dagger award in both 1964 and 1965. In 1966-67 he was Chairman of the British Crime Writers Association. Gavin Lyall For there are others - German, Turkish and French - honourably putting their countries' interests above everything. Gavin Lyall. When a Turkish bandit holds engineers building the Baghdad Railway to ransom, Britain is secretly relieved as the Railway threatens the Persian Gulf oil-fields. Feigning help, the Foreign Office sends the notorious Lady Kelso, once lover of the bandit chief, with Captain Matthew Ranklin and Conall O'Gilroy of the fledgling Secret Service Bureau as 'diplomatic protection'. For there are others - German, Turkish and French - honourably putting their countries' interests above everything. In the misty Turkish mountains, all of Ranklin's military experience and O'Gilroy's back-streets savvy are tested to the full.

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When a local bandit holds engineers of the Baghdad Railway to ransom, Britain is secretly delighted - the railway is a potential threat to her interests in the Persian Gulf. However, she sends Lady Keso to sweet talk the brigand out of his plan in an empty gesture of goodwill.

  • It is as if a good old James Bond novel was transposed in the time just before the 1st WW.
    This was the time that spies were Gentlemen that other Gentlemen did not like but they carried on for King and Country and a little coercion .
    The duo of the British Captain and the Irish soldier is at it again,weaved in,in the real historic struggle of the Berlin to Baghdad railway,that the British wanted to sabotage discreetly and elliptically and the French brutally by force.
    The novel has all the right ingredients .Strict German businessmen ,American bankers,mercenary spies,French diplomatic spies,Turkish Colonels,Turkish mercenary killers,German soldiers, an American super rich young lady,an English older and more sophisticated one,some sex and Great Steam Yaghts.

    The story starts with an assassination in London,and continues via the Orient Express pulling the Kaiser's wagons to Istanbul then called Constantinople,with lots of adventures and then with Steam Superyaghts to Mersina and the Cilician Gates where an Arab warlord has stopped the rail-building works.
    It is a great yarn that has everything including an amazing artillery duel,very well written in the masterly Lyall style with fascinating well sketched characters and excellent descriptions of the environment. The atmosphere is genuine Belle Époque de l'Orient and the prose easy flowing and elegant.
    The book makes an excellent weekend companion for early M. I .6 fans and those looking for an intelligent and stylish historical thriller.
    DVK

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  • I rather liked this book -- a bit different from Gavin Lyall's others where the heros tend to be aeroplanes. Interesting to read a novel set in a forgotton segment of history.

  • A great spy story taking place just before World War I. An interesting cast of characters (including a female banker who is way ahead of her time), an intricate plot, and romantic locations. There appears to be a previous book in the series; I hope that it will soon become available on Kindle.

  • Gavin Lyall is an excellent, if somewhat under-rated, writer of adventures and spy novels. His latest offerings are set in the years just before World War I and feature Britain's recently established Secret Service Bureau - a small, low-budget, and rather amateur outfit establishing its usefulness through the force of character of its head and the dedicated service of its few operatives.
    Like others in the series "All Honourable Men" features as its protagonists the "odd couple" of agents: Ranklin, the very English army officer with his military career "on hold" through no fault of his own, and O'Gilroy, the streetwise Irish republican on the run from his former comrades. They each have their strengths and weaknesses - indeed Ranklin says that put together they make one (passable) agent. In this he sells them short. They are very human and engaging characters with their own reasons for the work they do, but they do it professionally and as a first-rate team.
    In this book they find themselves pitched not just into danger but into high politics. The Germans are building railway through Turkey, which doesn't suit Britain's interests. When they run into a problem they need British help in resolving, Ranklin and O'Gilroy are part of the team sent ostensibly to sort things out. In fact they have secret instructions to make them worse, while not getting killed, or (worse) found out. But they aren't the only ones with an agenda of their own. To Germany, Britain and Turkey add America (or at least American big business with its own interests to safeguard) and France, and you have a veritable witches' brew bubbling away in one of the world's political hot spots. The two spies are in for an eventful time.
    Lyall shows real skill in bringing people and situations to life. The detail is never oppressive but it transports you back to that vanished time. You get to know Ranklin, and O'Gilroy, and the others, and understand the world they live in and why they think and act the way they do. He also has his fair share of dry British wit and irony, and some fine turns of phrase that enhance your enjoyment while letting you learn more about Ranklin and O'Gilroy, and why they do what they do.

  • Lyall is an under-rated thriller writer. His best books are probably the Harry Maxim series, some of which were made into BBC TV shows. This series, which focuses on the British Secret Service on the eve of WWI, is solid, above average entertainment. Lyall does well with good character development, solid plotting, and reasonable attention to historical detail. Hard to obtain in the US because these books were published in Britain, well worth a few dollars in a used bookstore.