Accused of treason, a former British security operative and his ally must run for their lives across a vast and wild English landscape
According to British intelligence, Alwyn Rory is a traitor to his country. They say the ex–security officer accepted a considerable sum of money from enemy agents, and in return, helped to facilitate the escape of a dangerous spy. Now the supposed turncoat is believed to be in the Soviet Union, having freely defected to the Russian side, leaving his once-beloved homeland behind forever.
The reality, however, is far more complicated. Alwyn Rory never left the island. Instead, he has gone to ground in the English countryside with fellow fugitive Adrian Gurney. Survival is the name of the game, but with the CIA, the KGB, and MI6 all dedicated to the covert termination of Rory and Gurney, two men without a country don’t stand a chance.
Acclaimed author Geoffrey Household combines peerless storytelling with an abiding love for the wild places of Great Britain in a gripping, evocative, breakneck-paced Cold War thriller that races from the South Devon coast to the vast and beautiful Marlborough Downs. As visual and intelligent as it is surprising and exciting, Red Anger is an enduring masterwork of twentieth-century espionage and adventure fiction.