Double Take


Double Take adj

‘Deft and rollicking… a sizzling skyrocket of a thriller.’ PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

‘The plot really zips along through murderous twists and turns to a fantastic climax.’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

‘Here’s a new writer born with that silver spoon of a gift for dialogue, for catching the tones of a whole clutch of differing people. When he adds to that a pleasant wit and an events-full story I ended up with a book I enjoyed (that’s high praise) from start to surprise finish.’ H. R. F. KEATING

‘Deft and rollicking… a sizzling skyrocket of a thriller.’ PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

‘Poised on the edge of parody, this delightful first novel manages to ridicule the clichés of espionage fiction even as it takes the genre through some imaginative new turns… Mr. Dowling also works in several nicely sustained action sequences, enough to demonstrate that he could play it straight in the genre if he wanted to. Whether it’s read for laughs or suspense, Double Take is a sardonic, civilized and entertaining little novel.’   THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW.

‘… cheerful, literate, often funny send-up of the spy-story genre.’   KIRKUS